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DeSantis Suspends Prosecutor Who Won’t Enforce Abortion Ban (1)

Aug. 4, 2022, 6:31 PMUpdated: Aug. 4, 2022, 8:32 PM

Florida’s Republican governor on Thursday suspended a prosecutor without pay for saying he doesn’t intend to bring criminal cases for abortion.

Discretion may be used in individual cases, but “you can’t just say you’re not going to do certain offenses,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference in Tampa, Fla.

DeSantis’s order suspending prosecutor Andrew Warren cites “neglect of duty” and “incompetence.” It doesn’t list an end date for the suspension.

Warren called the suspension a “political stunt” in a statement posted to his Twitter account.

“It spits in the face of the voters of Hillsborough County who ...