Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Missouri judge won't fight 6-month suspension

TROY, Mo. — An eastern Missouri judge will not fight a six-month suspension without pay recommended by the Missouri Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Lincoln County Circuit Judge Chris Kunza Mennemeyer filed a statement with the Missouri Supreme Court on Oct. 18 saying she would neither file a brief on her own behalf nor request an oral argument. Her lawyer, however, said she does not accept all of the factual findings of the commission.

The state Supreme Court has final word on discipline.

The commission cited concern Mennemeyer improperly delayed criminal cases during a legal dispute with the public defender’s office, which meant extra months in jail for some defendants. It also found Mennemeyer tried to coerce and intimidate public defenders.

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Missouri judge won't fight 6-month suspension

1 comment:

Betty said...

She's doing the right thing whether she's guilty of the offense or not. Fighting will cost the taxpayers.