OK County Clerk, Carolynn Caudill’s attendance records questioned
OKLAHOMA CITY — After Oklahoma County Clerk, Carolynn Caudill, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident, NewsChannel 4, under the Freedom of Information Act, received records regarding her attendance at the county offices.
NewsChannel 4 obtained the activity log from her card reader that allows her access to the offices. (You can read those logs below)
From April 1 through Sept. 24 there was a total of 177 days. Of those days she checked in 123 days. Her activity log, based on her card reader showed no activity on 54 workdays. Some of the days she did check it was only for a very short time.
Kathy Neal, Director of the Clerks of the Board at the Office of Carolynn Caudill, County Clerk says that elected officials are not required to attend work every workday. There is no law that governs when or how much they have to work.
Carolynn Caudill is now facing multiple charges following her arrest.
Police say the county clerk crashed into a parked car before speeding away.
Broken car parts mark the spot where an allegedly drunk driver slammed into the car, with another driver looking on while on the phone with 911.
The 911 caller said, “He just took out a vehicle here on 79th street. It’s halfway blocking the street.”
Caudill issued the following statement Sept 24th:
To the wonderful people of Oklahoma County
I have been very humbled this past week for the many of you that have reached out to me to share your support and encouragement as I am facing a very difficult time in my life.
I have and will always continue to be honored to serve as your Oklahoma County Clerk. I accept that certain life events deserve the public’s scrutiny and do have personal consequences. I understand that my personal choices affect me, my family, those closest to me, and the wonderful people of Oklahoma County. My wonderful and loving parents always taught me that mistakes are for learning. This one will certainly be the greatest learning lesson of all. I made a very big mistake acting completely out of character. Now I must learn from it and make sure it never happens again. I promise you it will not. I offer no excuses. The events of last Tuesday are mine to own, mine to make right, mine to never repeat. Each and every day I will stay committed to moving forward to keep my promise that this will never happen again. Faith is very important to me and I will continue to lean on that faith to get through these difficult times. My family, friends, and colleagues have shown unconditional love and unwavering support for me. Looking at the path ahead, I am honored they will be by my side as I move forward making the right life choices. I can and will make the right life choices. I will not jeopardize the high honor of public service you have entrusted in me. I am committed to continue working without distraction and in your best interest. Thank you for the chance to share my feelings with you. I want you to know that serving you in both an honor and a privilege. I am back at work and will continue to work hard everyday to safeguard your interest and remain worthy of your confidence. This has not and will not change. And I wish you all the best, may you have peace and strength in your own lives
You can see the documents received of her activity log here:
Carolynn Caudill Proximity Card Records