Mary Scott wipes away tears while recounting the shooting death of her son Nicholas Eugene Trevose Scott by Sanford police in 2010 during an open forum on police misconduct, sponsored by the NAACP, in Sanford, Fla., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The event was held in response to reaction after teenager Trayvon Martin was recently shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain and the lack of charges filed by police in the city.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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published Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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SANFORD, Fla. — The police chief at the center of a fatal neighborhood watch shooting says he is stepping down temporarily because he has become a distraction.