Dear Reader,
Since 2010, many of our citizens have become aware, primarily through the media, of the death of Michelle O’Connell, a 24-year old, St. Johns County woman.  This is a tragic case with many complexities.  There is a tremendous amount of documents and information related to this case available and unfortunately the media is limited by time and space on what they can report.  In the spirit of full disclosure and transparency we have decided to provide through our website as much information as we can.  
It will take a serious commitment of time and thought to thoroughly review all of the documents contained in, The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office: “Review of Michelle O’Connell’s Death Investigation. I ask that you read these documents in chronological order; thus giving you the full understanding of the documented events. Though reading and processing all of this information may be time consuming, I can assure you that the information and narrative is compelling.
I believe that the information contained in these extensive files is vitally important on many different levels and our citizens should have an opportunity to read, research, and make their own assessment. We never want to lose sight of the fact that though this case is tragic in many different ways with a few different victims; the most tragic aspect is that a young woman died prematurely on September 02, 2010, leaving behind a young child.
Thank you for your interest and time.


David B. Shoar, Sheriff
Item #1 O'Connell Case Timeline Timeline
Item #2 Case Findings by a Special Prosecutor
Appointed by the Governor
Item #3 SJSO's Case Review Case Review
Item #4 Initial Letter from Sheriff Shoar to Commissioner
Bailey filing a complaint against the
conduct of Agent Pape and Rodgers
Bailey Letter 1
Item #5 Followup Letter to Commisioner Bailey from Sheriff Shoar Bailey Letter 2
Item #6 Civil Rights Complaint Filed by
Sheriff Shoar Against Agents Pape and Rodgers
FBI Letter
Item #7 Director Sanz's Letter Acknowleding Receipt of
Sheriff Shoar's Initial Complaint
Sanz's Letter 1
Item #8 Sheriff Shoar's Response to Director Sanz's Letter Sanz's Letter 2
Item #9 Letter from Sheriff Shoar to Director Sanz Regarding
Conduct of FDLE Agents
Sanz's Letter 3
Item #10 Larry Dixon (Stepfather of Banks) Formal Letter
of Complaint to the FDLE about Agent Rodgers' Conduct
Dixon Letter
Item #11 Attorney McCleod's (Banks' Attorney) Formal Letter
of Complaint about Agent Rodgers' Conduct
McLeod Complaint
Item #12 Scott O'Connell Sworn Statement O'Connell Statement
Item #13 Banks' Formal Notice of Intent to File
a Lawsuit Against Agent Rodgers and FDLE
Banks' Intent for Lawsuit
Item #14 O'Connell's Formal Notice of Intent to File
a Lawsuit against Agent Rodgers and FDLE
O'Connell's Intent for Lawsuit
Item #15 Report by Jim Casey on SJSO's Case Review Casey Report
Item #16 Report by Joel Matthews on SJSO's Case Review Matthews' Report
Item #17 Sheriff Shoar's Letter to Bogdanich
Summarizing his Agencies Contacts
with Bogdanich and Reasons why he would not
have an "One the Record Interview with him."
Sheriff's Letter to Bogdanich 1
Item #18 Sheriff Shoar's Letter to an Attorney
with the New York Times about his
Contacts with Bogdanich
New York Times Attorney's Letter
Item #19 Governor's Executive Order Appointing
Special Prosecutor Bill Cervone
to Investigate Agent Rodgers for
"Official Misconduct"
Governor's Executive Order
Item #20 Letter from Sheriff Shoar to
Special Prosecutor Bill Cervone
Cervone Letter
Item #21 Bogdanich's Letter to Sheriff Shoar Bogdanich’s Letter to
Sheriff Shoar
Item #22 Sheriff Shoar's Second Letter to Bogdanich Sheriff's Letter to
Bogdanich Letter 2
Item #23 Banks' Official Lawsuit against FDLE and Rodgers Banks Lawsuit against FDLE
Item #24 Sheriff Shoar's Most Recent Correspondence with Bogdanich Sheriff's Recent Correspondence
to Bogdanich 3
Item #25 Bogdanich's list of Questions for Sheriff Shoar
(Sheriff Shoar did not answer these questions
to Bogdanich but he is providing them to the
General Public)
Bogdanich Questions/
Sheriff Shoar’s Responses
Item #26 O'Connell Civil Lawsuit vs. FDLE Rogers O'Connell Lawsuit
Item #27 Dismissal of Banks' Lawsuit (Procedural Issue) Order of Dismissal
Item #28 Banks' Refiling of Lawsuit Filed_Second_Amemded_Civil_Action
Item #29 Press Release 072915 Press Release 072915
Item #30 SA Ashton Letter to Governor Scott SA Ashton Letter to Governor Scott
Item #31 Investigative Report O'Connell Investigative Report
Item #32 Cervone Investigation Regarding Agent Rogers Cervone Report
Item #33 FDLE Internal Investigation Regarding Agent Rogers Internal Report
Item #34 March 23 press release Press Release
Item #35 Motion to Strike Plaintiff's Motion to Strike
Item #36 Homicide Prosecutor's Affidavit of Agent Rogers Untruthfulness Mark Johnson