Saturday, September 17, 2016

Board Recommends 6-Month Suspension for Missouri Judge

A disciplinary commission is recommending a six-month suspension without pay for an eastern Missouri judge, citing "serious" and "troubling" concerns about her performance on the bench.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch  reports that Missouri's Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline recommended the discipline this week for Lincoln County Circuit Judge Chris Kunza Mennemeyer. Among the concerns raised by the commission are allegations that Mennemeyer improperly delayed cases for months, and that she tried to coerce and intimidate public defenders.

The complaint says some of the defendants were forced to stay in jail during delays, costing them up to $45 a day in room and board charges.

Mennemeyer's fate will be decided by the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Board Recommends 6-month Suspension for Lincoln County Judge

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