The death of Trayvon Martin both saddens and troubles me. There cannot be any questions surrounding the circumstances of this young man’s death, and I have every confidence in the Department of Justice and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that a thorough investigation will be conducted.
Yesterday, Governor Scott and I announced the appointment of Angela B. Corey as the newly Assigned State Attorney in the investigation. I know State Attorney Corey well. She is an experienced and aggressive prosecutor.
This announcement came after the Governor and I reached out to State Attorney Norman Wolfinger. After the conversation, Wolfinger chose to turn the investigation over to another state attorney.
I will remain committed to ensuring that questions are answered.
Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the signing of a bill to ban synthetic drugs, House Bill 1175.
“This law bans dangerous new synthetic drugs and will clear Florida's store shelves of substances that are harming young people,” stated Attorney General Bondi. “We will continue to crack down
on drug makers who are attempting to skirt state law and endangering lives. I applaud Governor Scott for signing this vital public safety bill into law."