The D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure determined last week that D.C. Superior Court Judge John Bayly Jr. violated the code of judicial conduct when he ordered a Public Defender Service attorney to be shackled after an argument. Attorney Liyah Brown was also subjected to a pat-down search and held in a cell with misdemeanor defendants for about 45 minutes. The commission said in view of Bayly's more than 18-year record on the bench, no further sanctions were necessary.
Judge Found in Violation of Conduct Code After Ordering Attorney to Be Shackled
March 21, 2008