Patty Mahany's Emotional Defense of Sanford
Patty Mahany, part of a majority voting 3--2 to reject Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee's resignation, goes on a rant Monday against those who attacked the city over it's handling of the Trayvon Martin case.
I feel this city was invaded... Somebody's got to stand up for our city, somebody's got to say 'we are not a racist city, we are a great city, and we have a great police department.'
Earlier Monday, the city announced in a statement that a separation agreement had been reached with Lee to resign. If it was approved by the City Commission, it would have taken effect at midnight.
But by a 3-2 vote, the commission opted not to accept the proposed deal, which would have permanently dismissed Lee from the job and given him a severance package. Two commissioners had questioned the fairness of Lee losing his job, while Mayor Jeff Triplett said he preferred to wait possibly several months for the results of an investigation into Lee and his department.