A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

Hours after a Florida prosecutor announced Thursday that she would not seek the death penalty in any cases, the state’s governor said he was removing her from the high-profile prosecution of a man charged with killing an Orlando police officer.

The intersection of two fraught topics — the shooting death of a police officer and capital punishment — gave way to a remarkably public showdown involving an elected state’s attorney, Republican state officials and law enforcement leaders.

Click for entire report from the Washington Post

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