Posted Sep 03, 2014 12:10 pm CDT
Sworn into office a day earlier, the new district attorney general for Davidson County, Tennessee, lost little time in shaking up staffing last week.
DA Glenn Funk fired five assistant prosecutors Friday, after announcing four new attorney hires earlier in the week, the Tennessean reports.
At least one of the five fired lawyers had worked in the office for more than 20 years. Four of the five publicly supported Funk’s opponent in the election to replace a DA who had served for 27 years.
“It is not uncommon for there to be some turnover with any new administration,” spokeswoman Dorinda Carter told the newspaper. “General Funk’s decision today reflects his plan to assemble the best team of lawyers in Nashville and a team that will help move his vision forward. While it is certainly a difficult day, General Funk wishes everyone who served this office and the people of Nashville and Davidson County the very best going forward.”