a real credit to the bench, isn't he?
And, of course, both the black robes and the sheriff's office don't want to talk about it. Let alone answer questions.
Angelita Plemmer Williams, a spokeswoman for the Maryland judiciary,
sent an e-mail responding to the questions. Williams cited a rule in the
Maryland Code of Judicial Conduct, which she said prohibits judges
“from making statements on pending or impending cases, which includes
the judicial deliberative process. However, our system of justice does
provide avenues for appeal to ensure access to justice for every
In response to questions about what role Maryland judges play in
making decisions about security, Williams replied that the Maryland
judiciary does not have security protocols.
Security in Maryland courtrooms is typically handled by the
Sheriff’s Department in the county where each courthouse is located.
While it is clear a Charles County Sheriff’s Department officer
administered an electrical shock to King on Nalley’s order, many
questions about the department’s role in the incident remain unanswered.
On July 29, the Baltimore Post-Examiner emailed a list of
questions about the incident to Diane Richardson, spokeswoman for the
Sheriff’s Department. Richardson said the department was investigating
the incident and would respond when it knew more about the event.
Sheriff’s officials would seek to interview witnesses to the incident
as part of their investigation, Richardson said. As of Aug. 18, no
Sheriff’s Department officials had contacted them, Alexander and Doris
And unless a judge who actually gives a rats ass about the law orders them to, they won't.