An probate judge who allegedly said ‘got what he deserved,’ talked about his sex life in the workplace, showed his employees pornographic videos, and scanned women’s bodies while ogling their breasts is set to be removed from office.
A state judicial ethics court on Friday ruled unanimously to remove Probate Judge Randy Jinks of Talladega County from his position on the bench.
Employees of Jinks allege that he once remarked about Floyd: ‘I don’t see anything wrong with the police killing him’ and that he ‘pretty much got what he deserved.’
Floyd is the 46-year-old black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police in May of last year – igniting nationwide protests, demonstrations, and rioting.
Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, was convicted in Floyd’s death. He is serving a 22-and-a-half year prison sentence.
Darrius Pearson, a black employee, testified in May 2019 that after Jinks saw his new car, he remarked that he could not afford one on his judge’s salary.
‘What you doing, selling drugs?’ Jinks is alleged to have asked Pearson.
The panel ruled that Jinks violated the state’s Canons of Judicial Ethics, which requires judges to uphold the honor of the judiciary, maintain decorum, and avoid impropriety.
An Alabama state judicial ethics court on Friday ruled unanimously to remove Probate Judge Randy Jinks of Talladega County from his position on the bench
The image above shows the Talladega County Courthouse located in Talladega County, Alabama
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A lawyer for Jinks said that the complaint was ‘concocted by a few disgruntled’ employees and that allegations of racist comments by Jinks were ‘fabricated to generate antagonism with the public, the Court of Judiciary, and the media.’