Attorney General's Weekly Newsletter
Volume 9, Issue 65 • March 23, 2012

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.

In the News
Winter Haven News Chief - Crackdown on pill mills working
Daytona Beach News Journal - War on drug abuse achieves notable success
USA Today - Special prosecutor to probe Trayvon case; chief steps down

Protecting Floridians
Attorney General Bondi Applauds Governor Scott’s Signing of Bill to Ban Synthetic Drugs

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."



Events
On Monday, Attorney General Bondi and Commissioner Putnam joined the Florida Wildlife Expedition and kayaked on the St. John’s River in Brevard County. The trip was intended to raise awareness about protecting Florida’s habitat.








Also on Monday, Attorney General Bondi attended the Florida Joint Council of Fire and Emergency Services awards ceremony and thanked the firefighters for what they do to protect their communities.








During Tuesday’s Florida Cabinet meeting, Attorney General Bondi presented a resolution in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Additionally, Attorney General Bondi had the privilege of meeting with Daniel Jordan, who spoke during Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting.