FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand of a District Court Judge (2/2/19)

02/12/2019
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law when he took naked photos of his wife without her knowledge or consent, and transmitted the photos by text message to someone with whom he was having an extr...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (12/14/18)

12/14/2018
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law, exhibited incompetence in the law, and lent the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of another, when she contacted a local police depart...

Private Warning of a District Court Judge (12/13/18)

12/13/2018
 
 

The judge’s statements that Black people “belong” in the back of the room manifested bias or prejudice against African-Americans and cast public discredit upon the judiciary and the administration ...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (12/6/18)

12/06/2018
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and denied parties their right to be heard according to law through his practice of barring entry and egress into the courtroom during docket calls. [Violat...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (10/18/18)

10/18/2018
 
 

The judge cast reasonable doubt on his capacity to act impartially as a judge, when he made a post on a company’s Facebook page that stated, “Hope you burn in hell.” [Violation of Canon 4A(1) of t...

Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace (10/3/18)

10/03/2018
 
 

The judge failed to hear and decide matters assigned to him, and displayed willful or persistent conduct that was clearly inconsistent with the proper performance of his duties by failing to timely...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (8/28/18)

08/28/2018
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and to maintain competence in the law, when he failed to issue a bond to a defendant in a felony DWI case for more than two months, after revoking that defen...

Private Reprimand of a County Judge (8/8/18)

08/08/2018
 
 

The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance his private interests when he threatened to retaliate against a Sheriff’s deputy for actions the deputy took involving one of the judge...