Prosecutor who opposes death penalty won't handle Kissimmee (cop killer) case, Florida governor says

Prosecutor who opposes death penalty won’t handle Kissimmee (cop killer) case, Florida governor says

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Prosecutor who opposes death penalty won’t handle Kissimmee (cop killer) case, Florida governor says
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Posted on 08/19/2017 9:24:13 PM PDT by Strac6

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday evening issued an executive order removing the case of two police officers slain in Kissimmee, Fla., from a prosecutor who had previously stated she opposes the death penalty.

“Today, I am using my executive authority to reassign this case to State Attorney Brad King to ensure the victims of last night’s attack and their families receive the justice they deserve,” Scott said in the order.

Ann and I are praying and mourning with the Howards, Baxters and the entire @kissimmeepolice family. (2/2) — Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) August 19, 2017

King will replace State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who argued earlier this year that the death penalty is not a deterrent and causes cases to drag on for years, inflicting anguish on victims’ relatives.

Her announcement came as her office was building a case against Markeith Loyd, who is charged with the fatal shooting of an African American Orlando police lieutenant.

A spokeswoman for Ayala didn’t respond to an email inquiry seeking comment about the governor’s action.

On Saturday afternoon Sgt. Sam Howard, also African American, died in a hospital where he had been taken following Friday night’s attack in Kissimmee, located south of Orlando. Officer Matthew Baxter died Friday night, a short time after authorities say he was shot by 45-year-old Everett Miller.

Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Baxter. Authorities hadn’t yet said what charges he could face for Howard’s death.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida

For those not up on the issue, Alaya is an Orlando BLM-type woman who was elected with George Soros money.

Her husband is a convicted felon drug dealer.

Although she promised cops, pre-election, that she would seek death penalty in cases where warranted, she has now said she will never ask for it, even in cop killing cases.

Racist Bitch 101

1 posted on 08/19/2017 9:24:13 PM PDT by Strac6

To: Strac6

Good for Rick Scott.

To: Strac6

it should ONLY be allowed to do misdemeanors and traffic tickets
3 posted on 08/19/2017 9:33:50 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)

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