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Duval County Democratic Party Chairman calls for immediate resignation of Public Defender Matt Shirk

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Updated: 9/04/2013 12:29 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duval County Democratic Party Chairman Neil Henrichsen called for the immediate resignation of Public Defender Matt Shirk on Wednesday morning.

The move comes after investigations by Action News and the Florida Times-Union.  Action News' Lynnsey Gardner has been digging into allegations of impropriety inside the Office of the Public Defender since July.

Henrichsen referred to an article in the newspaper in which Shirk admitted to allowing alcoholic drinks in his public office, sending inappropriate texts to female employees, and possibly violating other policies of his elected office.

"Now that we have finally heard from Mr. Shirk, it is clear that he must resign his public position immediately to restore good government and public trust to the Public Defender’s Office,” said Duval County Democratic Party Chairman Neil Henrichsen. “Can anyone truly believe that this official, who has rarely shown up to work, is serving the taxpayers well and advancing good government? No way.”

Action News contacted Matt Shirk for comment, but he has not replied.
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osprey1 - 9/4/2013 7:45 PM
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I agree as a republican that he should resign, BUT I didn't hear all these cat calls from the democrats when president Bill Clinton did a lot worse in the white house.

Terri75 - 9/4/2013 5:21 PM
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Hey Neil Henrichsen, Duval County Democratic Chairman how about if you clean your own house first!!! from Florida to Washington, D.C.!

MadameX - 9/4/2013 5:21 PM
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Not only should Shirk resign, but so should Angela Corey. Both are a disgrace to the PD and SA's office.

FlSunRise87 - 9/4/2013 12:49 PM
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@nativejax: AGREE, AGREE, AGREE!! I always thought we the people have the right to overturn or over throw government which develops into dictatorship.. why isnt anybody doing anything?!

nativejax - 9/4/2013 11:33 AM
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Now if we can just get the Dumocratic's to demand the immediate resignation of OBummer, before the idiot takes us to yet another 'winless' war.
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