Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release


August 31, 2017
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Bondi’s Statement on Florida Supreme Court Ruling in Ayala v. Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today released the following statement regarding the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling in Aramis Donell Ayala v. Rick Scott:

“Today’s Florida Supreme Court decision is a tremendous victory for victims and their loved ones. As my Solicitor General argued, the governor has every right to reassign these cases to prosecutors who will uphold the laws of our great state. This year, we have seen the brutal murders of law enforcement officers in State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s circuit, and her unconscionable decision to never seek the death penalty will not be tolerated. The governor and I will continue to do all we can to protect our citizens.”