Press Conference: Family of Chassidy Saunders Asks for Community Assistance

Miami, Florida (May 17, 2021) – Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle held a press conference that allowed the family of murder victim Chassidy Saunders to ask for community assistance to help solve the killing of six-year-old Chassidy on January 16, 2021. The joint press conference included Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo.

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State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle reminds the millions of individuals contending with mental illness that, “They are not alone.”

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State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Commemorates Teacher Appreciation Week

State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle applauds the wonderful teachers who go above and beyond for their students.

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Press Conference: Charges Filed in State Senate 17th District Election

Miami, Florida (March 18, 2021) – State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, acting City of Miami Police Chief Ron Papier, and members of the State Attorney’s Office Public Corruption Task Force held a joint press conference at the Office of the State Attorney to announce filing of criminal charges as the result of the investigation into November’s Florida Senate District 37election.

“November’s Florida Senat e District 37 election involved a crime, which is what brings all of us together today and has led to the criminal charging of former Florida State Representative & former Florida State Senator Frank Artiles and ‘ghost candidate’ Alexis Pedro Rodriguez,” said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.

“In charging both Frank Artiles and Alexis Pedro Rodriguez today, we are alleging that these various payments blatantly violated Florida election laws. Frank Artiles had formerly been elected to the Florida House and the Florida Senate. He knew then and we are alleging that he knows now, that he was blatantly thumbing his nose at the law. His outlined actions seem to say that those laws were meant for others, for the little people; not for Frank Artiles. But let there be no mistake about it – these charges today say the law applies to everyone.”

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State Attorney Fernandez Rundle: ‘See Something, Say Something!’

During a recent press conference, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle delivered an open plea to our community.

 “See something, say something! Our team of police & prosecutors need you, the public, to add the final bits of information that will allow us to bring the killers of children to justice. We can’t do it alone. When the killers remain on the streets, they are free to kill again. They remain free to terrorize our neighborhoods. All of us who gathered here for our Press Conference need your help. We need your fragment of insight or information which will bring us to the killers of our children and youth: Chassidy Saunders, Alana Washington, Dawann Graham and Zariyah Marshall.”

Anyone with information on this shooting should call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).

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