Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 5:57 AM
TV’s Judge Joe Brown on Contempt of Court
Television's Judge Joe Brown was imprisoned on contempt of court. The charge was issued by a Tennessee junior judge on Monday, as stated by a court agent.
Brown, 66, was sentenced to five days in prison after he got really furious and challenged the power of Magistrate Harold Horne, another judge told CNN. He was later discharged on his own acknowledgment as reported by the CNN Memphis offshoot WMC-TV, referring to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
Brown was a previous Shelby County criminal judge. He was in court as a representative of a client in a child support case. According to Chief Magistrate Dan Michael, Brown evidently got resentful when he was told the case was not on afternoon docket. Horne, who is a true laid-back gentleman, gave Brown quite some opportunities to cool off before accusing him on contempt of court, Michael said. He further said that Horne held Brown in contempt for five times before finally taking him out of the court.
Michael said that almost all the judges and court staff were quite astonished by the immature behavior conducted by Brown. Brown was taken into the custody in Shelby County prison in Memphis on Monday afternoon, sheriff's representative Chip Washington told the reporters. Brown was presiding over a syndicated reality TV show which was based upon court case arbitration. The show ran for 15 years and got cancelled last year only. He proclaimed his candidacy for the Shelby County locale attorney post a month ago.
CNN connected with Brown's agents however he has not yet given a response.