An attorney for the Commission on Judicial Performance on Thursday pressed the 11-member disciplinary panel to remove Jeffrey Johnson from the Second District Court of Appeal, arguing that the associate justice has not shown genuine remorse and remains a threat to women in the courthouse and the public.
During a videoconference proceeding, Emma Bradford, an examiner for the commission’s prosecutorial arm, accused Johnson of exploiting his authority as a judge to sexually harass court employees, lawyers and colleagues on the bench over a decade. She repeated the testimony of some of the dozens of witnesses who appeared at a 17-day investigatory proceeding last year to detail allegations of Johnson appearing drunk in public, making crude, sexual remarks or groping women.
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