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Clay County Sheriff's Wife Files For Divorce; Former Mistress Resigns From JSO

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The wife of embattled Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels has filed for divorce, and his corrections officer mistress has resigned from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union reports that court records show Denise Daniels filed the paperwork Friday in Duval County.

Officer Cierra Smith was stripped of her duties nearly a year ago when the internal affairs division launched an investigation into several complaints of misconduct, including that she had sexual relations when Daniels was her boss.  Daniel is now the sheriff in Clay County.

The sex claim was not substantiated though many others regarding her conduct were, according to the Times-Union. JSO Sheriff Mike Williams called for her resignation.

An expanded version of this story that includes additional context surrounding the relationship between Daniels and Smith is at