- Pr. George's Judge Charged With Misconduct.
Maryland's judicial commission has filed misconduct charges against Prince George's County District Court Judge Richard A. Palumbo, alleging that he made disparaging statements to and about women seeking protective orders, including a woman who was badly burned in a crime that has drawn national attention.
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. . . Winfrey played the audiotape of a court hearing in which the judge, Richard A. Palumbo, is sarcastic, talks over Cade and dismisses her protective order.
"I think that's awful, don't you?" Winfrey asked audience members, who responded, "Yes!"
"We invited Judge Palumbo to be here or provide a statement, and you can see he ain't here," Winfrey said, prompting a big laugh from the crowd.
Since shortly after the attack on Cade, Palumbo has not been hearing cases. Maryland's judicial commission recently filed misconduct charges against him in connection with his treatment of women in domestic violence cases and with some traffic incidents in which he allegedly misused his position as a judge. . . .
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