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Former Ohio Judge Removed for Jailing Spectator Runs for Seat Again

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A veteran municipal courtroom choose who was faraway from his place by the Ohio Supreme Court docket in 2021 for jailing a courtroom spectator he ‘believed was underneath the affect’ is now working to regain his seat, Sophie Bates reports for 13ABC. Mark Repp was suspended with out pay for a yr after he demanded a girl observing proceedings in his courtroom undergo a drug check. When she stated no, Repp held her in contempt and had her jailed. Throughout his tenure, Repp had helped to develop the Taking part in Victory of Transition (PIVOT) drug program in Seneca County, Ohio.

“I had somebody come into courtroom. I believed that she was underneath the affect, excessive. I wished to drug check her. I acknowledge that was a mistake. I shouldn’t have completed that,” Repp stated on the time.

Disciplinary Counsel members of the Supreme Court docket of Ohio found that the lady in Repp’s courtroom room had completed “completely nothing” to justify Repp’s consideration or his demand she be drug examined and decided that Repp’s conduct was “undignified, improper and discourteous.”

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