Monday, March 24, 2014

UPDATE: Judge Joe Brown Released From Jail

UPDATE: Judge Joe Brown Released From Jail

Posted on: 3:11 pm, March 24, 2014, by  and updated on: 07:03pm, March 24, 2014

(Memphis) Well-known TV court judge and former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown has been released on his own recognizance from the Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar.
This comes after a request for bail was denied earlier this evening.
We are told Brown showed up to Juvenile Court Monday to represent someone in a child support case.
Court workers told Brown they had no record of the case.
Brown reportedly lost control and became verbally abusive.
One person said there was a near riot in the courtroom.
Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold Horne warned Brown to calm down, but he did not.
Brown was given two days in jail for contempt of court, but that increased to three days when he once again started yelling as he was being removed from the courtroom.
Brown’s television show was cancelled last year and he is now running for Shelby County District Attorney against Amy Weirich.
Brown held a ‘Man Up’ rally in Memphis Saturday to talk about keeping kids out of trouble.
Juvenile Court Judge Curtis Person said in a statement, “Anyone who comes before the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County will be treated fairly, with dignity and with respect. Anyone who acts in a contemptuous manner toward this Court, toward any member of this Court, toward any employee of this Court or toward any visitor of this Court will be dealt with appropriately according to the laws of the State of Tennessee.”
Some people are not happy with a post on the Joe Brown campaign Facebook page, comparing him to Martin Luther King, Jr.