Tuesday, December 6, 2016

El Paso County judge suspended pending disciplinary hearing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (The Gazette) - A nine-year El Paso County judge has been suspended with pay pending a disciplinary hearing before a state judicial commission.

Judge Jonathan Walker was suspended Nov. 8 by the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline, a copy of the commission's order shows.

Grounds for the suspension weren't disclosed. Rob McCallum, a Colorado State Judicial Branch spokesman, said he didn't know the cause, and 4th Judicial District Administrator Danny Davis couldn't be reached for comment.

A phone message left on the commission's voice mail wasn't returned.

Walker, who previously practiced as a deputy state public defender and as a private defense attorney, was appointed to the county bench in 2007. He served with the Army Special Forces in Southeast Asia "in the Vietnam era," according to his biography on the state judicial branch website.

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El Paso County judge suspended pending disciplinary hearing

1 comment:

Scott said...

I wonder if anyone is tracking judicial discipline on a national basis?