Florida's Department of Law Enforcement is getting a new leader, but questions remain about why Governor Rick Scott abruptly shook up the agency.
Attorney General Pam Bondi, CFO Jeff Atwater, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, the Florida Cabinet, voted Tuesday to appoint longtime FDLE veteran Richard Swearingen to replace Gerald Bailey as Commissioner.
Sources say Bailey was forced by the Scott administration to resign in December. But the Governor had a different take.
“He resigned,” said Scott.