Saturday, January 25, 2014

Erie judge being reprimanded over waving gun

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A special court that disciplines Pennsylvania judges who misbehave on Thursday ordered a written reprimand for an Erie district judge who waved a handgun at another motorist in a road-rage incident five years ago.

The state Court of Judicial Discipline, under orders from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to sanction Judge Thomas Carney, unanimously approved the penalty following an hour-long hearing. A reprimand is among the least severe of available sanctions that include suspension and removal from office.

Judge Charles Clement, a Camp Hill district judge who presides over the disciplinary panel, said he would write the reprimand within two weeks.

Carney, 60, who was accompanied to court by at least two longtime friends who testified that he is honest and fair, was relieved by the decision.

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Erie judge being reprimanded over waving gun

1 comment:

Connie said...

Judges need to have routine mandatory psychological evaluations.