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.
- June 24, 2014: Attorney: Judge Moreland considering defamation suit against police chief
- June 23, 2014: Questions remain about ‘waiving’ 2nd cooling off period for Nashville developer
- June 20, 2014: Judges make changes to handling of domestic violence cases
- June 19, 2014: David Chase’s ex: I thought I was going to die
- June 18, 2014: Nashville police chief sends scathing letter to judge in domestic assault case
- June 11, 2014: Contractor arrested for domestic violence twice in 2 days