May 8th, 2012
05:02 PM ET

New Sanford police chief on neighborhood watch: 'Let's not kill a concept' over one awful incident

When Richard Myers was offered the job of interim police chief in Sanford, Florida, friends urged him to turn the job down. To them, stepping into the chief's job in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin was a no win scenario.

After just four days on the job, Myers says he intends to address concerns over race and the Sanford Police Department, and he says he hopes the killing of Martin doesn't mean an end to neighborhood watch programs. "Let's not kill a concept" over one awful incident.

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  1. Vnyrdstar

    It wasn't just an "awful" incident, it was a "DEADLY" incident not sure the new police chief
    gets it either...!!! Right now my vote is no confidence in this chief.

    May 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  2. Walter

    There should be no reason(s) for any neighborhood watch group to carry any weapons. There sole responsibilities are to monitor and contact the local Police department if there is a problem and stand-down…period.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Reply

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