Seminole courts worker resigns after social media posts about state attorney

Staffer writes that Aramis Ayala should 'get the death penalty'

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A Seminole County Clerk of Court and Comptroller's Office staffer has resigned after he came under fire for posting comments on social media saying State Attorney Aramis Ayala should be "tarred and feathered." 

Seminole County assistant finance director Stan McCullars wrote two comments on an Orlando Sentinel Facebook post about Ayala’s decision not to seek the death penalty for accused double murderer Markeith Loyd or any other capital murder cases.

“Maybe SHE should get the death penalty,” McCullars wrote.

A few minutes later, he added that Ayala "should be tarred and feathered if not hung from a tree."

The posts were later deleted.

Seminole County Comptroller Grant Maloy announced McCullars' suspension on Monday, adding that his comments were no way in line with the beliefs of the Seminole County Clerk of Court and Comptroller's Office. 

"The Clerk of the Court and Comptroller, our management team and employees do not tolerate or condone discriminatory behavior toward our customers, coworkers or the public, and we stand by our commitment to diversity and inclusion," Maloy said in a statement.

Maloy announced shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday that McCullars had resigned. 

With news of the resignation, Maloy also announced that his office would create a social media policy and a human resources department and provide employee training that would include components on diversity and inclusion.

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