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OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Hendry County 1045 Pratt Boulevard LaBelle, FL 33935, (863) 612-4920 Charlotte County: 350 E. Marion Avenue Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (641) 637-2104 Lee County 2000 Main Stree, 6 Floor Fort Myers, FL 3390] (39) 533-1000 Collier County: 3315 E. Tamiami Tra, Suite 602 ‘Naples, PL 34112 (@39) 252-8470 AMIRA D. FOX 2 Claes Count si ling Adress 500 Avenue] SW eee ere es PO Box 399 coe Haren, Font hives, FL 33902 ie Gen econnee Proudly Serving the Citizens of Southwest Florida mia February 13, 2019 ‘The Honorable Ron DeSantis Governor The Capitol Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001 RE: Request for Executive Assignment FDLE Investigation — Jay Rodriguez, Dear Governor DeSantis: This is to confirm my communication with Susan Smith of your office concerning State Attorney Amira D. Fox’s request that an Executive Order be issued appointing another State Attorney to proceed in the above referenced matter. Mr, Rodriguez is a Captain with the Fort Myers Police Department and is the subject of an intemal investigation being conducted by that agency and The Florida Department of Law Enforcement There exists a conflicting relationship between State Attorney Amira D, Fox and Mr, Rodriguez arising from the election in 2018. Ms. Fox has requested another State Attorney be assigned to investigate and prosecute, if the investigation so warrants, the above referenced matter in order to avoid any possible appearance of a conflict of interest. Please visit our website www.sao.cjis20.0rg ‘The Honorable Ron DeSantis February 13, 2019 Page Two If you should desire any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me. ‘Your assistance in this matter is very much appreciated. Sincerely, AMIRA D. Fox STATE ATTORNEY Chief AsSistant State Attorney RIMIso FICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Charloue County: 350 E, Marion Avenue Punia Gorda, FL 33950, (041) 637-2108 Hendry County 1045 Pratt Boulevard LaBelle, FL 33935 (863) 612-4920 Colter Couny se County 2000 Main Steet, 6 Floor Fort Myers, FL 33901 (239) 533-1000 $00 Avene} STATE ATTORNEY PO Box 99 February 22, 2019 The Honorable Ron DeSantis Governor The Capitol Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001 RE: AMENDED Request for Executive Assignments ~ (2) FDLE Investigation ~ Jay Rodriguez Dear Governor DeSantis: This is to confirm my communications with Susan Smith of your office concerning State Attorney Amira D. Fox's request that an Executive Order be issued appointing another State Attorney to proceed in the above referenced matters Mr, Rodriguez is a Captain with the Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD) and is the subject of an internal investigation being conducted by that agency. He is also under criminal investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Since our first communication with your office on February 13,2019, it has come to my attention there may be an interrelated investigation, being conducted by FMPD, ‘There exists a conflicting relationship between State Attorney Amira D. Fox and Mr. Rodriguez arising from the election in 2018. Ms. Fox has requested another State Attorney be assigned to investigate and prosecute, if the investigation so warrants, the above referenced matters in order to avoid any possible appearance of a conflict of interes. Please visi ow website wuw.sancjis20.0rg