BURLINGTON, Ky. - The Boone County Republican Party called for Commonwealth Attorney Linda Tally-Smith to resign Monday.
In a statement the party said was unanimously approved at a special meeting of its executive committee, they said Tally-Smith "has lost significant credibility in the legal community, and the people of Boone County have lost faith in her ability to carry out her duties appropriately and effectively.
"Therefore, the Boone County Republican Party calls for Linda Tally-Smith to resign effective immediately, which will allow the justice system in our county to repair and heal."
Tally-Smith prosecuted David Dooley for the death of Michelle Mockbee. But a judge vacated the conviction last week, writing that Dooley was entitled to know about surveillance video his lawyers said they never received.
Some local GOP party leaders had also previously asked for her to resign, though the party had not taken an official stance on the issue. In response to those calls for her resignation, Tally-Smith released a statement apologizing but also saying that the mistakes she made affected her personal life, but not her work.
"I am truly sorry that my actions have cause heartache for my family and others. However, my personal choices have had no impact on public safety or the work of my office. Since these allegations were first raised back in September, 2016, I have been doing exactly what I have done every day since I was elected in 2000 – my job. I continue to be a devoted public servant to the people of Boone and Gallatin Counties," she said.