SANFORD, Fla. - With the outcry over the killing of Trayvon Martin continuing to build, Sanford city commissioners have voted "no confidence" in the town's police chief.
The 3-2 vote could lead to the firing of Chief Bill Lee whose department has been under fire for the way it handled the shooting death of Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on February 26.
Lee has repeatedly said he had no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman, who said he killed Martin in self-defense.
City commissioners do not have the power to fire Lee, but City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. does. He said he would take the move to fire Lee "under advisement."
A massive rally is planned for tonight in Sanford. Outspoken activist and TV personality Reverend Al Sharpton will join the protesters. Thousands are expected to attend the rally.
In another development, Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, told hundreds of people marching in New York City the teen "did not deserve to die."
Demonstrators chanted "we want arrests" during Wednesday night's Million Hoodie March in Manhattan's Union Square.
Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother, told the crowd: "My heart is in pain, but to see the support of all of you really makes a difference."
The march splintered into various groups, with some demonstrators heading to Times Square to hold an impromptu rally and dozens of others making their way to downtown Manhattan.
As for George Zimmerman, he has been in hiding because of death threats.
A grand jury will convene on April 10 to hear evidence in the case and decide if it should go to trial.
wftv.com contributed to this report
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