A Central Florida attorney has filed a complaint against the state, seeking a criminal investigation into the controversial firing of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey. St. Petersburg Attorney Matthew Weidner is asking State Attorney Willie Meggs to investigate whether Governor Rick Scott forced Bailey out of his job, as Bailey contends. He also wants Meggs to look into how much the rest of the cabinet members knew.
Attorney General Pam Bondi says the cabinet will re-visit the circumstances surrounding the ouster of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey. Republicans are distancing themselves from Governor Rick Scott over the flap, stemming from the way Bailey was fired.