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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State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Keynotes Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Virtual Summit

Miami (January 25, 2021) – Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle recently addressed over 200 attendees of the 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Virtual Summit. The summit was hosted by the Global Innovative Foundation and the Human Trafficking Taskforce of Miami Dade
College – Medical Campus.

Log on to, to explore the State Attorney’s innovative approach to combatting human trafficking. 


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State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and our entire SAO team celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy. We recognize Dr. King’s many achievements and honor his true advocacy for the use of nonviolent means to end racial segregation to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States.

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Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Notes Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Since creating Florida’s first Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit in 2012, the Office of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has filed over 685 human trafficking-related cases to date.

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State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Sworn to Eighth Term

The Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida: Circuit Family Division, recently facilitated a swearing-in exercise officially investing the Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle into an eighth term as State Attorney for Miami-Dade County.

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State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Attends Liberty Rising Phase Two Grand Opening Ceremony

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle recently joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator for Region IV Denise Cleveland-Leggett and other community leaders, for a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of the second phase of the Liberty Rising development in Miami’s Liberty City community.

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SAO Partners with FIU’s CAJ for Groundbreaking Hate Crimes Study

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Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Dr. Besiki L. Kutateladze, Associate Professor of Florida International University’s (FIU) Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Associate Director for Prosecution and Courts in FIU’s Center for the Administration of Justice (CAJ), Alfredo Ramirez III, Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, and Orlando Gonzalez, Executive Director of Safeguarding American Values for Everyone, Inc. (SAVE), recently announced the findings of a three-year U.S. Department of Justice funded study.

The project focused on hate crime victimization within Miami’s Latino LGBTQ community. The implications of this research go beyond this particular community and can help improve the criminal justice system’s response to hate crimes motivated by victims’ race, religion, disability, or other identities.

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