Embattled Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk Retiring

Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk David Torrence has applied for his pension with a retirement date effective for July 16, amid an active investigation of his actions while holding office, reports The Tennessean.
Torrence, who was first elected as criminal court clerk in 1994, signed the paperwork for his pension on Wednesday, according to Robin Brown of Metro’s human resources department.
The ongoing investigation by Davidson County District Attorney General Torry Johnson was launched in May after a WSMV Channel 4 story that showed Torrence frequently came to the courthouse only three days a week and used his government vehicle to run personal errands.
Johnson’s office would not comment on the investigation because it is active, spokeswoman Susan Niland said.
The present term Torrence is serving is through 2014. He was re-elected to the office in 2010. Councilman Charlie Tygard was the lead sponsor of a resolution approved by the Metro Council calling for Torrence’s resignation just before the investigation was launched.

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