TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The state attorney's office is taking over now that law enforcement has wrapped up their investigation.
It's been two months of searching for answers and now, several of the men who were part of this fraternity are being held accountable.
The search for answers in the death of Andrew Coffey has taken several weeks, and it may take many more months, but state attorney Jack Campbell says the arrest warrants are a step in the right direction.
"I think at this point we have enough understanding," said Campbell. "I've never had a case where I had too much information. I always want to know more, so there's still information out there that I'd love to have."
Campbell says two grand juries recommended his office pursue criminal charges. Through them, several fraternity members provided key details into Coffey's death, including his blood alcohol level which was nearly seven times the legal limit for driving.
"They were critical. There's no way I could've ever done a presentment," said Campbell. "The state attorney doesn't issue presentments. That was something that only the grand jury could do."
The state attorney's office plans to file formal charges within the next week or two. Campbell says his goal is to get justice for Coffey's family.
"The cruel reality is that we all wish that Andrew was still with us and that we'll never be able fix what they've lost, but we are trying to find answers. We are trying to find truths," said Campbell.
Eight of the nine men who were issued arrest warrants were on the executive council of the fraternity. The ninth was Andrew Coffey's big brother at Pi Kappa Phi. He was the one who provided the alcohol to Coffey.