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Nashville court clerk keeps questionable work schedule

In part one of this series of stories by WSMV-TV, reporter Jeremy Finley and the Channel 4 I-Team found that one of the highest paid elected officials in Nashville, Tenn., only works about half of the week and uses a county car to run personal errands. The team's hidden camera caught David Torrence, the Davidson County Criminal Court clerk, leisurely cleaning up his yard and using his county car to drive to the bank and the liquor store. Part two revealed that Torrence hired his two sons to work at the criminal court office without advertising the openings to the public. His sons replaced "veteran employees" and they were paid "those veterans' salaries." In part three, the Nashville mayor expresses his discontent with the report of Torrence's work schedule. Torrence himself issues a public apology to taxpayers and staff, though when previously questioned by reporters, did not seem to see anything wrong with his work ethic.

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