Clark County prosecutor demoted for rant
Thursday, June 30, 2011
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A Clark County senior deputy prosecutor has been demoted for leaving a profanity-laced voice mail message on a defense attorney's cell phone.
Prosecutor Tony Golik said Wednesday he demoted Jim David to deputy prosecutor and expects all deputy prosecutors to act in a professional manor.
The Columbian reports the demotion cuts David's salary about 5 percent to about $114,000 a year.
The 27-year veteran of the office said his rant last month was a one-time thing of extreme frustration. He was upset with a defense lawyer who decided to go to trial after indicating he needed more time.
Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com