According to Thomson Reuters News & Insight, an upstate town justice has resigned amid accusations by the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct that he engaged in a range of misconduct, including improper ex-parte communications and showing bias toward law enforcement in criminal cases. Story here.
A review of documents on the New York Commissioner’s website make clear that this is about bias in favor of law enforcement (as well as other allegations).
The commission also claimed Reome inappropriately questioned defendants during arraignment and, in one instance, failed to rule on a motion to dismiss, reported News & Insight.
The Commission has announced that town justice Richard Reome has vacated his seat and agreed not to act again as judge.
As goes New York, so goes the nation….