John Childrey has been fired from the Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney office

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By Brandon Jarvis

John Childrey announced on Facebook this morning that he is no longer working the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Chesterfield. He was not appointed to any position by incoming CA Scott Miles.

“After 20 years of working to support public safety in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office, I was fired on Tuesday of this week. My offense? I received 49% of the votes on Nov. 6.

As the sole provider for my wife and 2 children, the phrase “elections have consequences” could not be more true. I now begin in earnest to try and answer to this question: What’s next?”

Miles has vowed to bring a stark contrast to criminal justice that has existed in Chesterfield for decades. He noted this multiple times on the campaign, and in his victory announcement. “I want to thank the people of Chesterfield County for voting to bring real change to our community’s criminal justice system,” Miles said in the release. “I am humbled by their support, and promise to move quickly to put in place new policies to replace our outdated war-on-drugs approach to addiction.”

Childrey declined to comment.

This is a developing story. We will update you when we have more details.

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