All rise! The honorable Judge Joe Brown
Judge Joe Brown was arrested Monday on contempt of court charges FOX13 News has learned.
Judge Brown is a Democratic candidate for the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office.
Apparently, Judge Brown was at Shelby County Juvenile Court and he wanted to speak on behalf of a juvenile in a child support case. He was waiting for the court to bring the child’s documents.
It’s being reported Judge Brown chastised the juvenile court and judge, threatening to take the matter to a judicial review.
The 66-year-old former television judge and Shelby County Criminal Court judge, was physically removed from the courtroom and held in contempt for five days.
Judge Joe was turnt UP!
Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael told FOX13 News Brown nearly started a riot in Courtroom 5. He was brought out in handcuffs. A witness who was in Courtroom 5 at the time of Brown’s tirade said Brown told the magistrate he had no authority.
Brown was transported to 201 Poplar in Downtown Memphis shortly after 3 p.m., where he will was booked, photographed and fingerprinted.
FOX13 News has learned supporters of Judge Brown are working to get him released on his own recognizance.
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