Monday, December 12, 2011
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of a county magistrate.
The order provides, in part:
...respondent is prohibited from entering the premises of the magistrate court unless escorted by a law enforcement officer after authorization from the Chief Magistrate of Dorchester County. Finally, respondent is prohibited from having access to, destroying, or canceling any public records and he is prohibited from access to any judicial databases or case management systems. This order authorizes the Chief Magistrate for Dorchester County or any law enforcement official to implement any of the prohibitions as stated in this order.
The order also provides that he will not be paid while suspended. (MIke Frisch)