Clark County prosecutor demoted for rant

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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.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com