JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Action News has obtained some of the inappropriate messages Jacksonville Public Defender Matt Shirk exchanged with a female employee months ago.
This while the Duval County Democratic Party Chairman is the first to publicly call for Shirk to resign his elected position.
Action News investigator Lynnsey Gardner obtained more than 60 emails Wednesday between Shirk and former employee Tiffany Ice.
She's the same employee sources say Shirk's wife confronted inside his office in June.
Here are excerpts from some of the emails.
On Feb. 7, Ice writes Shirk at 10 a.m. on a Thursday:
"We should get a group together and do Vegas for our birthdays!!!!"
Shirk, her married boss, responds: "Ha! would be so fun!"
Ice then shares: "...I want to remember my 30th birthday as a blast. Well, maybe not remember everything. ..it is Vegas..hahahaha"
Shirk, her superior, writes "Ha! fun! and you're not supposed to remember everything on your birthday!"
Ice closed out with " Tru Dat!:) ESP. the DIRTY 30...lol."
There was a mix of professional and personal emails in the stack; Ice asking Shirk for real estate advice, school for her son, a job for her friend, and well wishes including a Happy Valentine's Day with a smiley face.
There were also more than a dozen messages between the two about meeting up for a morning coffee outside of work. An email from Jan. 22, 2013, shows Ice thanking Shirk for coffee.
He responds:"Thank YOU!"
Ice responds: "text me when u go if you want company." She then gives her number.
We now know questionable texts and emails between Shirk, Ice and two other young female staffers led to a reported office confrontation in June.
As we reported, on June 13, 2013, Shirk's wife, Michelle Shirk, used a key card to enter her husband's office.
She did not have security clearance to carry one.
Our sources say Michelle Shirk confronted Tiffany Ice.
Termination letters obtained by Action News show Shirk's chief of staff Ron Mallett, terminated Ice on June 25.
A week earlier, Mallett fired two employees hired over the summer from Whisky River, a bar and restaurant.
Almost all of the emails we received Wednesday show they were modified on June 17. We asked what that meant, but are still waiting for clarification.
Action News made a formal request for those emails on Aug. 9.
We are still waiting on part of our request to be fulfilled, emails between Shirk and the two other fired women.
Part of the delay is that the requests are now being filled by an outside law firm and a public relations agency. Both firms are providing their services free of charge to the Public Defender's Office.