Sanford City Manager Asks Justice Department to Investigate Entire Police Department

The Trayvon Martin case is bringing more scrutiny on the Sanford Police Department.

By Jorge Rivas Mar 28, 2012

Since the Trayvon Martin case has made national headlines, a number of Sanford residents have come forward to complain about how police handled their cases. So many that the city manager is asking the Department of Justice to step in. "I am now in the process of talking with the Department of Justice and instituting a mechanism whereby citizens that have concerns or complaints about the Sanford Police Department can have their concerns heard and investigated by an independent agency," Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte told []( He said that so many people complained at Monday night’s city commission meeting about Sanford officers, the city asked the Department of Justice to step in.