News and Announcements

GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON LETHAL INJECTION IN TAMPA

Following the botched execution of Angel Nieves Diaz on December 13, 2006, then-Governor Bush created The Governor’s Commission on the Administration of Lethal Injection to investigate the Diaz execution and make recommendations for changes.


This investigation is the first time that Florida’s Lethal Injection
procedure has been officially reviewed by a panel in a public forum.

The Commission will hold its final meeting in Tampa on Monday, February
12. Testimony will include expert medical witnesses and the Medical
Examiner who performed the autopsy on Angel Diaz. The meetings will
begin at 10:00 AM at the Offices of the Florida Bar at the Tampa
Airport Marriott, Office Level.  Those who attended last Monday’s
meeting said that in addition to the importance of showing public
concern about executions, the family of Angel Diaz who attended were
grateful that Floridians were taking an interest in Diaz’s execution. 
FMI: Mark Elliott, Director of Floridians for Alternatives to the Death
Penalty at (727) 215-9646 or mark@fadp.org FMI on location: Florida Bar
Association at (813) 879-5151.