Jul 102015
 
An Open Letter To State Attorney Catherine Vogel

I need your help. Specifically, I need your help in convincing Superintendent of Schools Mark Porter and the Monroe County School District to comply with Florida law and fulfill my public records requests. You have some awareness of this situation because I began copying you recently on my correspondence with the District and its representatives. [more…]

Feb 192015
 
State Attorney Catherine Vogel Names Val Winter 'Prosecutor of the Year'

On behalf of the Monroe County State Attorney’s Office, State Attorney Catherine Vogel presented Val Winter with the designation of “Prosecutor of the Year 2014″ for his outstanding efforts supervising misdemeanors and tireless devotion to the prosecution of major crime cases. Val is an Assistant State Attorney at the State Attorney’s Office in Key West. [more…]

Jan 302015
 
GUEST EDITORIAL: MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGISLATION IS A BETTER OPTION

by Catherine Vogel, State Attorney… The legalization of medical marijuana in Florida seems inevitable. Last year the ballot initiative to amend the Florida Constitution to allow medical marijuana failed by a slim margin. Any amendment to the Florida Constitution requires passage by 60%. The initiative garnered 57.6% of the vote. Here in Monroe County, the [more…]

Jan 302015
 
Congratulations to State Attorney's Office Employee of the Quarter: Anna Hubicki

On behalf of the Monroe County State Attorney’s Office, State Attorney Catherine Vogel presented Anna Hubicki with the designation of “Employee of the Quarter” for her outstanding work in the Misdemeanor Divisions. Anna is an Assistant State Attorney at the State Attorney’s Office in Key West. This award is certainly well deserved; Anna was victorious [more…]

Jan 092015
 
Florida Senate Examines Police Brutality & Excessive Use of Force...

by John Donnelly How many times have FDLE Investigators discovered evidence that indicated a law-enforcement officer had committed a crime? On how many occasions were ‘criminally deficient cops’ brought to trial and found guilty? The following excerpts (In bold black print) were taken from a brilliantly authored document that was prepared by Chairman Allison DeFoor’s [more…]

Aug 272014
 
Grand Jury Clears All Officers in Death of Charles Eimers / Vogel Brings in Expert Police Officer Defense Witness

“This allows the prosecutor to say I didn’t take the decision.  The Grand Jury did it.  The people did it.  But of course, how vigorously the prosecutor presents the case is everything.  It’s just the prosecutor presenting a case to these Grand Jurors.  If the DA doesn’t want an indictment or has questions it could [more…]

Invalid Investigation–Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man…

 
Invalid Investigation--Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man...

An innocent man was killed while in the custody of the Key West Police Department. This disabled 61 year-old met his fate at the hands of police officers, as he laid down on the ground before them. This defenseless and helpless citizen  appeared compliant to all commands that were directed at him. An onslaught of [more…]

Invalid Investigation–Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man…

 
Invalid Investigation--Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man...

An innocent man was killed while in the custody of the Key West Police Department. This disabled 61 year-old met his fate at the hands of police officers, as he laid down on the ground before them. This defenseless and helpless citizen  appeared compliant to all commands that were directed at him. An onslaught of [more…]

State Attorney Sends Eimers Case to Grand Jury

 
State Attorney Sends Eimers Case to Grand Jury

FDLE’s investigative report in the Eimers case is finally in. No word yet on what the recommendations of the investigators are. The office of State Attorney Catherine Vogel announced today that the matter of the Charles Eimers in-custody death will be presented for review to the Monroe County Grand Jury on July 21, 22, and [more…]