Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Both Victim And Judge

A judge who held a hearing and set bond for the defendant in a case where he was the victim has been publicly reprimanded by the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary.

The judge's office had been burglarizd and valuable items, including a firearm, were taken. The judge received information concerning an alleged perpetrator and signed an arrest warrant in the matter. The defendant appeared before the judge and was released on personal recognizance.

The judge agreed that it was improper for him to conduct the proceeding.

Timesfreepress.com had this report on the investigation of the burglary. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2012/06/both-victim-and-judge.html

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