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my son got arrested for assault-while waiting in the courthouse

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my son got arrested for assault-while waiting in the courthouse hallway the deputy balif came out and pointed the alleged victim out to the cops working metal detectors,the two cops started talking about the case.the bigger cop stated my son beat the hell out of her and then the judge came out in the hallway and said "yeah he broke her eye socket".all this is taking place in the main hallway where everyone waits for court.i went up to the bigger cop and told him he should not be talking about the case and that is not what happened-he looked at me and pointed his finger at me and said to me"you need to shut up stop eavesdropping and mind my own business and sit down" just wanted to know if this is okay behavior for court employees thanks Elizabeth wilkinson
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Good morning. Why was the victim and your son in the same place? When was your son arrested? Did the cops or Judge see the alleged assault?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

We were at the courthouse for his preliminary hearing - my question is regarding the total lack professionalism on the part of the law enforcement people (especially the deputies assigned to the courthouse - and how they treated me, personally.


It was reprehensible. Do I have any recourse - who can I file a complaint with regarding that behavior - or should I at all?


The actual assault my son was charged with didn't happen at the courthouse.

Thank you for the additional information. The Judge presiding over the case certainly should not have made any comment on the case, considering that he/she was not present and is only relying on the report, in regard to what happened. The Judge needs to remain neutral. If you think the actions of the Judge were inappropriate, you could certainly file a complaint. As far as the deputies, you do have a right to file a complaint about their actions as well, with their department and allow them to investigate and determine if any action should be taken. Again, they should not be commenting of a case and creating unnecessary problems. The way they responded to you was not necessarily professional as well. In this case, it is certainly at your discretion to file a complaint and see if any actions or reprimand will be taken again them. That would be the extend of the consequences and it would not appear you had any legal basis to sue.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Who would I file a complaint about the judge with? Thank you.

Here is a link with that information and the process.
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