An Indiana man, whose 2011 murder conviction was overturned last year by the Florida Supreme Court, is suing the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, three agency employees and a Sumter County assistant state attorney for violating his civil rights.
The documents provided so far indicate that Cabinet officials communicated about FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey's ouster and replacement.
News organizations have teamed up with lawyers and open records advocates to file a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet over the firing of the former chief of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
A Florida lawyer is asking a state attorney to conduct a criminal investigation into whether Gov. Rick Scott, as well as other members of the Florida Cabinet and staff, violated the state’s Sunshine Laws.
After the resignations of top state officials in two departments, aggressive reporting by the The Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald is raising some questions about who is watching the watchers.
Ahead of this year’s Legislative session state lawmakers are turning their eyes to one of Florida’s most problematic state agencies: its prison system.