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
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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