Davidson County judge reprimanded for handling of domestic violence case

Davidson County judge reprimanded for handling of domestic violence case (Image 1)

The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a public reprimand against a judge for his actions in a domestic violence case.

The board, which investigates complaints against judges in Tennessee, says Judge Casey Moreland was in violation of three of the Judicial Canons.

They say he also violated a Tennessee law that governs judicial conduct. To read the full reprimand, click here.

According to the board, Judge Moreland contacted a judicial commissioner and informed him that a 12-hour hold on a domestic violence suspect should not be imposed because the relationship between the victim and the suspect was not domestic.

Moreland said he received the information from an attorney who is a social friend. The judge admitted to the board that the information was not correct.

Judge Moreland is a general sessions judge for Davidson County. He was re-elected in August after running unopposed.

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