Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk David Torrence issued a news release Tuesday apologizing for the controversy over his work schedule.
The Channel 4 I-Team has aired a series of investigations in the past week exposing that Torrence only works half the year and earns a six-figure salary.
Below is the text of Torrence's news release:
I want to apologize to my staff and the taxpayers for the recent controversy surrounding my work schedule. I deeply regret that all this has taken place. The office of the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk has an excellent performance record. We have been innovative and extremely efficient in performing the duties of the office. The performance of the office has never been questioned. The office and the staff have an excellent reputation in this state. I will be fully and completely devoted to my position as Criminal Court Clerk for the remainder of my elected term. I will be dedicated to not causing any future embarrassment to the office and staff of the Criminal Court Clerk.
Metro Council member at-large Charlie Tygard and Metro Councilman Michael Craddock have asked for Torrence's resignation.
District Attorney General Torry Johnson said that he is researching whether he should or could remove Torrence from office.
David C. Torrence Criminal Court Clerk 5/3/11