Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Metro Council to David Torrence: Walk Before We Make You Run

Posted By on Wed, May 18, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Found near the bottom of the City Paper's coverage of last night's Metro Council meeting, this juicy tidbit:

In another matter, the council unanimously approved a non-binding memorializing resolution sponsored by At-large Councilman Charlie Tygard that calls for the removal of embattled Criminal Court Clerk David Torrence from his position.

“This is one of the most unpleasant moments in 20-plus years of serving this government,” Tygard told his colleagues. “For when an elected official misuses the [public’s] trust, it hurts every elected official.”

A damning report recently aired by WSMV-TV showed Torrence works only three days a week and has used his office’s vehicle to run personal errands, including trips to a wine and spirits store. Torrence showed little remorse for his actions.

Funny, we didn't find much about this on WTVF. But it's worth checking out Jeremy Finley's series on WSMV-Channel 4, which has caused outrage all over town since it started airing in late April. Last night's broadcast was notable for Finley's brief on-camera face-to-face with Torrence, who gruffly reiterated that he has no intention of resigning. It was also a reminder that Finley is no stranger to these blockbuster exposés — it was three years ago that he broadcast his famed evisceration of former Juvenile Court Clerk Vic Lineweaver.

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