Is Gov Scott’s office disclaiming any responsibility for Angela Corey and her zealousness?
One of the protein wisdom commentariat wrote to Gov Scott’s office regarding what he considered the unethical behavior of the Republican prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case. Here’s the response received:
Thank you for contacting Governor Rick Scott’s Office and sharing your concerns about a Florida criminal case. The Governor asked that I respond on his behalf.
Governor Scott supports a full and fair investigation into all of the circumstances surrounding Trayvon Martin’s death. For this reason, Governor Scott appointed the Honorable Angela Corey, State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Special Prosecutor in this matter and requested the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to provide any assistance necessary to fully investigate this matter.
After an intensive investigation in the interest of pursuing justice for all victims in this case, on Wednesday, April 11, 2011, the Special Prosecutor filed an information charging George Zimmerman with murder in the second degree and a capias was issued for his arrest. This matter is now in the hands of the judicial system. As the process continues, it is critical that we be patient as the proceedings move forward in a fair and transparent manner.
The Governor’s office does not administer the locally elected state attorney’s office. Although the Governor appointed the special prosecutor in this case, the Governor does not have authority over the prosecution of this case. The State Attorneys operate independently of the Governor’s Office.
Those with concerns about the prosecution of a criminal case or who have a complaint about the decisions of the state attorney should contact the state attorney’s office directly. Contact information is provided below.
The Honorable Angela B. Corey
State Attorney’s Office 4th Judicial Circuit
220 East Bay Street, 6th Floor
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Thank you again for your kind comments and support for the Governor’s administration.
Office of Citizen Services
Executive Office of the Governor
Distancing yourself from the stink doesn’t always work at making it go away. Sometimes it just kinda sticks to your clothes and skin, and nothing can ever seem to get it off. It just kind of lingers. Like a really bad decision.
See what I did there?