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Broward County Courthouse at 201 SE 6th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Courtesy photo Broward County Courthouse, Fort Lauderdale. Courtesy photo

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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Zach Schlein

Zach Schlein is a writer based in Miami. Originally from Montville, New Jersey, he holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida and is the litigation reporter for Daily Business Review. He can be reached at his email address, [email protected]

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