For Immediate Release: State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle’s Statement on Stand Your Ground Ruling in Mark Bartlett Case

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Miami, Fla. (August 27, 2021)

“Having always believed that Mark Bartlett’s actions on the Brickell Avenue bridge were a violation of Florida law and motivated by racial hostility, we now look forward to taking this case to trial.

Disproving the self-defense arguments of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law can be a very difficult hurdle for prosecutors to overcome. Now that my prosecutors have done that, it is time to move this long-delayed case to trial.

I commend Assistant State Attorneys Jonathan Borst and Citra Joseph and Chief Assistant Kathleen Hoague for their hard work on this case recognizing that there is still much, much more to be done before this case is finally resolved.”

Katherine Fernandez Rundle
State Attorney