Public health official acquitted on misconduct charges

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A high-ranking state medical official and former Delaware lawmaker charged with official misconduct and falsifying business records has been acquitted by a judge following a bench trial. The judge found Rebecca Walker not guilty on all charges Thursday. Walker is the director of nursing in the state Division of Public Health and a former state House representative. She was accused of submitting phony records regarding employee alcohol and drug testing over a period of almost five years while she served as deputy director of the state Division of Forensic Science.

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