NO JAIL TIME FOR JUDGE WHO WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO TORTURING A DEFENDANT IN COURTROOM
A judge who ordered the electric shock of a defendant in court has been fined and put on probation.
Robert C Nalley, a former judge in Maryland, was sentenced to anger management classes, a year of probation, and was hit with a $5,000 fine on Thursday.
Nalley pled guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law for ordering a deputy sheriff to shock a defendant during a 2014 criminal trial, SM News reports. The defendant was wearing a “stun cuff” on his ankle and fell to the ground screaming after he was shocked, as seen in the court video.
Delvon King was up on firearm charges and was wearing the ankle cuff due to his detainee status in Charles County. The stun cuff allows authorities to administer punishment from afar, by pressing a button to send a shock to the wearer.
King was representing himself at the time. It was during the jury selection process that Nalley objected to King’s reading of a prepared statement. Nalley ordered King to stop reading, and then told an officer to administer a shock.“Mr Sheriff, do it, use it!” Nalley ordered.
King was shocked for five seconds with a 50,000-volt shock, and screamed loudly throughout. After the shock, King can be heard crying in pain.