Attorney General Moody's Week In Review
This week, my service as a Commissioner on President Donald J. Trump’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice began. I am honored to serve as the sole state Attorney General appointed to this national Commission by United States Attorney General William P. Barr.
On Oct. 28, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order No. 13896, authorizing and designating the U.S. Attorney General to create such a Commission that would explore modern issues affecting law enforcement that most impact the ability of American policing to reduce crime.
As a former prosecutor, judge and now as Florida’s Attorney General, I understand uniquely the toll crime takes on families, communities and the taxpayers. As the wife of a law enforcement officer, I know the sacrifices involved when a loved one risks their personal safety to ensure the safety of others.
I look forward to working with Attorney General Barr and my fellow Commissioners to identify strategies and innovative solutions to help reduce crime, support our law enforcement officers and protect the American people.
The Commission will review relevant research and expertise and make recommendations regarding important current issues facing law enforcement and the criminal justice system such as: challenges to law enforcement associated with mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse, and other social factors that influence crime and strain criminal justice resources.
For a complete list of functions to be carried out by the Commission, click here.
For more on the appointment, click here.
President Trump’s support of our brave law enforcement officers and his commitment to protecting law-abiding Americans is inspiring, and through my service on his Commission, I will work every day to further this worthy mission—and to help build a Stronger, Safer Florida.
CONSUMER ALERT: Delivery Text Message Scam Targets Floridians to Steal Credit Card Information
Attorney General Ashley Moody is issuing a Consumer Alert to warn Floridians about a new phishing scam targeting people expecting deliveries. The scam uses legitimate-looking text messages about the delivery status of an order. The message appears to be from FedEx and contains a fake tracking code and link to set delivery preferences. In some instances, these fraudulent messages contain the target’s name. Clicking on the link sends the target to a survey and requests credit card information.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “These scams are getting more personalized and sophisticated all in an effort to rip you off. Always be skeptical when receiving any solicitation and never give personal or financial information to anyone you do not know or is not a member of an established, legitimate business.” More.
Attorney General Moody Promotes Human Trafficking Awareness Ahead of Pro Bowl and in Preparation for Super Bowl LIV
Attorney General Ashley Moody is asking the public to learn how to spot human trafficking ahead of the upcoming National Football League’s Pro Bowl in Orlando that takes place this Sunday and next week’s Super Bowl in Miami. The Pro Bowl is the NFL’s annual all-star game featuring the best professional football players in the world. With the massive influx of people that will be visiting Florida to attend both major events, the Attorney General hopes the public can help law enforcement spot suspicious activity to help stop human trafficking.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “With the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors, it is imperative that people remain vigilant to help law enforcement spot and stop human trafficking. During the week of last year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, 160 people were arrested on charges related to human trafficking. That is why we are working diligently to raise awareness and train as many people as possible to be our eyes and ears during the festivities.” More.
Attorney General Moody Enlists Local Businesses in Fight Against Human Trafficking Ahead of Super Bowl LIV
Attorney General Ashley Moody met with local business leaders and industry professionals at the Port of Miami to gather support in ongoing efforts to prevent human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl LIV. The championship game is only nine days away and will be played in Miami this year. With the influx of thousands of visitors to Florida for this event, comes the opportunity for traffickers to create a temporary, illegal market for human trafficking. Educating business owners and their employees about how to spot and report human trafficking will help law enforcement respond quickly to dangerous situations and enhance the safety of Floridians and out-of-state guests.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Now, more than ever, it is important that we enlist more partners in our fight to end human trafficking. Super Bowl LIV is only nine days away, and we are bolstering our efforts to combat this atrocious crime leading up to this worldwide event. We will need everyone’s help in fighting this evil, which is why I am busy working with local business leaders and industry professionals to have more eyes and ears on the ground to help report suspicious situations.” More.
VIDEO CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Reminds Consumers of Deadline to File Claims for the Equifax Data Breach
Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a Consumer Alert to remind consumers affected by the massive Equifax data breach to file claims before the deadline. The 2017 data breach affected nearly half of the U.S. population and Attorney General Moody’s Office reached an agreement with Equifax creating a Consumer Restitution Fund of up to $425 million. Attorney General Moody encourages all eligible consumers to file a claim before the deadline by visiting EquifaxBreachSettlement.com or calling 1(833) 759-2982. More.
This week, Attorney General Ashley Moody was sworn in as a Commissioner on President Donald J. Trump’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice in Washington, D.C. United States Attorney General William Barr appointed Attorney General Moody and presided over the ceremony. The Commission will explore modern issues affecting law enforcement that most impact the ability of American policing to reduce crime.
Attorney General Moody spending Martin Luther King, Jr. Day serving others through the Meals on Wheels program. Attorney General Moody was joined on this day of service by her son Connor and husband Justin.
Attorney General Moody leading a round table discussion with Orlando law enforcement and community leaders about anti-human trafficking efforts ahead of the National Football League’s Pro Bowl.
Attorney General Moody speaking at a news conference in Orlando about anti-human trafficking efforts in advance of the NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl LIV. Both games will be played in Florida this year.