ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — An investigation is underway after a noose was mailed to the office of Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala.
According to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an employee of the state attorney’s office found two pieces of mail addressed to Ayala that appeared to have a racist message.
The second letter, which was received about a week after the first, contained a noose made out of green twine and taped to a postcard.
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Ayala is Florida’s first African-American state attorney.
The sheriff’s office redacted the contents of both letters.
Investigators said they have not determined if the letters were sent by the same people.
Gov. Rick Scott reassigned 23 of Ayala’s capital murder cases after she announced her refusal to seek the death penalty. Ayala is suing Scott, claiming he can’t remove her from the cases.
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