Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Reply From Governor Rick Scott's Office

Thank you for contacting Governor Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott
3:08 AM (11 hours ago)
to Governor
Thank you for contacting Governor Rick Scott's office and sharing your concerns about the death of Trayvon Martin.  The Governor asked that I respond on his behalf.

Governor Scott supports a full and fair investigation into all of the circumstances surrounding Trayvon’s death.  For this reason, Governor Scott has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to provide any assistance necessary to fully investigate the matter.

Additionally, Norman R. Wolfinger, State Attorney for Brevard and Seminole Counties, in the interest of the public safety of the citizens of Seminole County, and to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, requested the Governor make an executive assignment of another state attorney for the investigation, and any prosecution arising from the circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin.  As a result of this request, the Honorable Angela Corey, State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, agreed to accept an executive assignment in this matter.

Further, Governor Scott, after listening to many concerned citizens in recent days, has asked Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll to lead a Task force on Citizen Safety and Protection.  The Task Force’s purpose is to investigate how to make sure a tragedy such as this does not occur in the future, while at the same time protecting the fundamental rights of all of our citizens – especially the right to feel protected and safe in our state.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact the Governor's Office about this important issue.  Governor Scott hopes that this matter is resolved in a just manner and appreciates your concern over this incident.


Warren Davis
Office of Citizen Services
Executive Office of the Governor

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