FDLE Is Out of the Boot Camp Investigation

The state's top law enforcement agency was removed Thursday from the investigation of a teen punched and kicked by guards at a juvenile boot camp.

A special prosecutor investigating the death of 14-year-old Martin Anderson cited concerns about e-mails sent by the head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement regarding the case.

Hillsborough County's state attorney Mark Ober says an, “independent law enforcement agency'' would takeover for the FDLE.

The e-mails discussed FDLE's effort to withhold a video showing the guards' confrontation with the boy during a 30-minute encounter January 5. Anderson died a day later.

The video was later released.

Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee will assist with the investigation.

Tunnell is offering Ober his agency's continued assistance and support.

Gov. Jeb Bush has said the e-mails, first reported by The Miami Herald, were inappropriate. He tells The Associated Press he still has confidence in Tunnell, but he supports Ober's decision.


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