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Nassau official won't run force marred by Trayvon Martin case

Kevin Canavan, who remains a deputy chief on

Kevin Canavan, who remains a deputy chief on the 2,243-officer Nassau police force, is one of five people vying to lead the 121-officer police department in Sanford, Fla., where the former chief was fired amid the scandal. Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile, 2006

A high-ranking Nassau County police official has not been picked to lead the Florida department that sparked nationwide protests last year by failing to charge the accused killer of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, according to the city.

Kevin Canavan, one of five finalists for the job, remains a deputy chief of the 2,243-officer Nassau department. He sought to head the 121-officer force...

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