A Miami-Dade general magistrate abruptly ended his 22 years on the bench just weeks after a black female prosecutor accused him of making racially insensitive remarks in court.

William E. Dellow Jr., a long-time court officer who presided over child support cases, is accused of referring to Assistant State Attorney Danelle Augustin as “pigmently enhanced” and making other questionable comments Aug. 12. Dellow, 59, submitted a resignation letter last month, and he will be on paid medical leave until his resignation takes effect Oct. 31.

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