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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ind. Courts - "Clark County chief public defender says she was asked to resign"

From the Clark Co. News & Tribune, a story by Elizabeth DePompei that begins:

Clark County Chief Public Defender Amber Shaw said her position with the county is "still up in the air."

A job posting for Shaw's position was posted at the Clark County Government Center on Friday, Sept. 16, with applications due by Wednesday. The posting came less than three months after Shaw was hired by the Clark County Public Defender Board.

Board president Jennifer Culotta and members Ann Pfau and Mark Robinson have not returned multiples messages left last week and Wednesday. According to Shaw, the board asked her to resign from the chief public defender position during a public board meeting Sept. 15.

"I was stunned," Shaw said. "I wasn't given a reason … just that it was in the best interest of the county and the public defender's office, and that's all I’ve been told."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 22, 2016 09:54 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts