A Broward circuit judge is facing possible suspension after being caught on security footage wrapping her hands around a court employee’s neck.

An investigative panel of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission recommended a suspension for Broward Circuit Judge Vegina “Gina” Hawkins to the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday. A notice of charges said Hawkins was taped physically assaulting an employee June 11 after learning the afternoon docket was not ready when she expected it in the morning.

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