Rick Scott Expected to Reinstate Suspended Osceola County Clerk
Gov. Rick Scott is expected to lift the suspension of Osceola County Clerk Malcom Thompson today.
Kim Hennecy, the chief deputy clerk who had been acting as Thompson’s replacement, sent an email Thursday to employees notifying them of Thompson’s pending return.
"An executive order will be issued tomorrow reinstating Mr. Thompson to his position as clerk of court,” Hennecy emailed employees on Thursday. “I am not sure when the order will be issued or whether Mr. Thompson will be returning to work tomorrow or Monday."
Thompson, a Democrat up for re-election this year, was suspended after being accused of shoving an employee during office hours in December.
He has since been acquitted of the charges.