Prosecutor: No plans to investigate complaint over ouster

Author: Associated Press
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A Tallahassee prosecutor says he won’t investigate whether Gov. Rick Scott and three Cabinet officials violated the state’s open meetings law.

A St. Petersburg attorney filed a complaint with State Attorney Willie Meggs on Wednesday. He asked Meggs to look at whether or not there was anything wrong in the ouster of Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey.

Meggs said Thursday that he won’t investigate because Weidner based his complaint on media coverage of the case and not personal knowledge.

Weidner asked Meggs to look into whether Scott and Cabinet officials reached a decision in secret to force out Bailey. Bailey has said he was told that the governor and Cabinet officials agreed he should step down. FDLE reports to the governor and the Cabinet.

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