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The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing accurate information to the public and media. If you are a member of the working media and would like an interview with the State Attorney, or you need information on a case, would like to talk to a specific assistant state attorney or are looking for an expert in a certain area of prosecution, please contact our public information officers Ed Griffith, Terry Chavez or Lissette Valdes-Valle.

ED GRIFFITH Public Information Officer PHONE: 305-547-0535

LISSETTE VALDES-VALLE Hispanic Media Relations Public Information Officer PHONE: 305-547-0535

TERRY CHAVEZ Hispanic Media Relations Public Information Officer PHONE: 305-547-0535

Below you'll find recent news releases issued by this office.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Statement From State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle Regarding Dennis Escobar Trial

The preservation of democracy and our nation rests on the foundation of public order and the
rule of law. Nothing attacks these pillars like the murder of a law enforcement officer entrusted

with protecting our citizenry. This crime strikes at the very core of the American identity.

For a quarter of a century we have labored to hold responsible the individuals we believe caused
the death of Miami Police Officer Victor Estefan. Officer Estefan died a hero protecting our

community. Our hearts go out to Officer Estefan’s widow, family members, friends, and the
entire law enforcement community who have stood by our side for all of these years.

Now, with the declaration of a mistrial in the prosecution of Dennis Escobar for Officer Estefan ‘s
murder, I wish to make it clear that the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has every intention of

retrying this case.