FL judge faces suspension after calling defendant an 'a**hole'

Foul-mouthed Florida judge faces suspension without pay after telling defendant ‘I asked you a f***ing question a**holeand unlawfully caging another for more than a year

  • Judge Wayne Culver could be out of work for 60 days following two verbal altercations with defendants
  • Culver told one defendant to ‘shut upand threatened contempt of court
  • The defendant had entered the courtroom late and was looking for a seat when Culver snapped, calling him an ‘asshole
  • 在另一个事件中, the judge gave an alleged abuser 537 days for contempt and threatened him: ‘You keep on interrupting us, you’re going to have to have the jail renamed after you
  • The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission recommended Culver complete an ‘anger management course and sensitivity training
  • A foul-mouthed 佛罗里达 judge is facing suspension without pay after telling a defendant: ‘I asked you a f**king question, 一个洞。’

    Judge Wayne Culver of Seminole County could be out of work for 60 days following two instances where he was rude to defendants.

    The motion to suspend the judge came months after the February 10, 2022, 事件, where Culver angrily threatened defendant Kevin Newton, 50, with contempt of court for disrupting a proceeding.

    Newton can be seen in the video entering the court late and proceeded to look in both directions for a seat and muttering: ‘Everything is taken,’ despite the various open spaces in the pews.

    Newton’s sister Sabrina told 狐狸 35 奥兰多 that there was ‘blue tape on the benches, so we didn’t know where to sit because of COVID.

    然而, the father-of-two lashed out: '先生, I’m doing something. Can you shut up and sit down?’








    Newton replied: '绝对地. I’m just trying to find a seat.

    Culver sat stiffly in his judge’s robes with his hands crossed over one another on the desk and angrily retorted: ‘That’s not shutting up.

    Video footage showed Newton making his way through the pews and choosing a spot off-camera, keeping quiet.

    Culver, who has only been on the county’s bench since January 2021, was unhappy with the defendant’s lack of response and threatened to charge him with contempt of court and to ‘go to jail,’ to which Newton remained silent.

    ‘I asked you a f**king question, a**hole,’ Culver, who was an assistant public defender for 11 几年前, 抢购. Newton politely replied that he didn’t want to go to jail and the judge replied: ‘Then shut up.

    Judge Wayne Culver could be out of work for 60 days following two instances where he was rude to defendants, including one where he said: 'I asked you a f**king question, a**hole'

    Judge Wayne Culver could be out of work for 60 days following two instances where he was rude to defendants, including one where he said: ‘I asked you a f**king question, a**hole

    The proceeding continued on without any other interruptions in the short 50-second clip.

    When Newton’s case was ready to be presented to Culver, he admonished the defendant and told him to ‘show up on time at the next court date,’ 单据 filed by the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission read.

    Newton reportedly told the judge that he was ‘sorryand ‘did not want to interrupt your courtroom.

    爱泼斯坦在八月份等待审判期间在牢房中自杀, who graduated from Boston’s Suffolk University School of Law in 2000, then reportedly apologized to the alleged criminal and told him: ‘That’s the first time I’ve lost my temper with somebody,’ according to the judicial documents.

    In a meeting with the Judicial Qualifications Commissions, Culver admitted his actions were ‘undignified and discourteous.

    ‘He regrets that his conduct reflects negatively on the judiciary and the judicial system,’ 阅读的文件.

    The motion to suspend the judge came months after the February 10, 2022, 事件, where Culver angrily threatened defendant Kevin Newton, 50, (pictured in light-colored button-down) with contempt of court for disrupting a proceeding.

    The motion to suspend the judge came months after the February 10, 2022, 事件, where Culver angrily threatened defendant Kevin Newton, 50, (pictured in light-colored button-down) with contempt of court for disrupting a proceeding.

    Newton was looking for a seat and told his sister: 'Everything is taken,' as parts of the pews had blue tape on them for social distancing. Culver snapped at him and threatened to charge him with contempt of court

    Newton was looking for a seat and told his sister: ‘Everything is taken,’ as parts of the pews had blue tape on them for social distancing. Culver snapped at him and threatened to charge him with contempt of court

    Newton’s sister Sabrina, who was with him at court that day, told Fox 35 Orlando that her brother choose not to speak out of fear or retaliation.

    ‘This judge let his personal feelings take over, 汉森告诉 35 奥兰多. ‘I was scared to react in any kind of way because I didn’t want to go to jail!’

    Culver was also under investigation for a January 25, 2022, 事件, where he jailed another male defendant for more than 500 days for contempt of court.

    He was presiding over a ‘final injunctionin a dating violence case when the shackled respondent, who was representing himself, interrupted the female petitioner.

    The respondent reportedly told the judge: ‘That’s not correct, 先生。’

    Culver was having none of it and told the respondent that every time he interrupts the petitioner or the court again, he will tack on a contempt of court charge, which equals 179 在监狱里的日子, and add on an additional six-month sentence.

    Snippy Florida judge is a one-time criminal who stole his friend’s car at 18 as a prank but had a spotless record on the bench until his courtroom outburst

    Judge Wayne Culver appears to have a spotless social media presence, with nothing but dotting photos of his two young children and his loving wife and posts supporting his friend’s endeavors.

    然而, before Culver was deciding criminalsfates as a Seminole County judge, he got his own taste of jail at the ripe age of 18 – but only for a night.

    The former public defender told the Orlando Sentinel in 2018 that he was arrested in 1987 for stealing his friend’s car as a prank.

    Culver hopped into the driver’s seat of his friend’s car and took off, driving around until he accidentally rolled into a pit of sand near a construction site, he told the Orlando Sentinel in 2018.

    He was arrested for reckless driving and vehicle theft and spent the night in jail.

    ‘I was kind of playing a prank on my friend, but the prank was on me,’ 保罗佩奇声称,在皇家保护司令部工作期间,他亲自向皇宫提出了三项单独的投诉。.

    ‘I spent a night in this jail and I never came back [to jail],’ 他说. ‘You can make up for it. Do bad things, you make up for it.

    The Jacksonville native hasn’t been arrested since.

    He went on to own a private law firm for almost four years before spending 11 years as a public defender.

    He has been a judge in Seminole County since January 2021.

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    He also told the respondent that what he was saying would be ‘the most important words you’ll ever hear as long as you live as a[ñ] organism on this planet,’ 阅读的文件.

    ‘Every time you interrupt her, or any time you interrupt meand you’re not even letting me finish my sentenceevery time you do it, I’m going to hold you in contempt and I’m gonna give you 179 在监狱里的日子. And every time you do it, I’m gonna add a consecutive six-month sentenceyou keep on interrupting us, you’re going to have to have the jail renamed after you,’ Culver snapped.

    When it was time for the alleged abuser to make his statement to the court, Culver reportedly told him he had ‘reached the end of my patienceand didn’t ‘believe anything that you’re telling me.

    Culver then cut the hearing short and issued a ruling that would prevent the man from making any further statements or presenting evidence, 保罗·凯雷斯.

    He later filed that the alleged abuser was in ‘direct criminal contemptand sentenced him to 537 days in jail for contempt. He also failed to file the ‘required written judgment of guilty with specific factual findingsrequired by law and failed to tell the defendant he could appeal the decision within 30 天.

    然而, moments after issuing the 500-day sentence, he reportedly realizedwhile still on the benchthat it was ‘legally improperand changed the consecutive ruling to concurrent, reducing the sentence to 179 天.

    Culver vacated the sentence and dropped the contempt orders on May 12, 根据法院文件.

    Attorney Mark O’Mara, who knew Culver before he was on the bench, said he ‘personallyliked the man and thought he was a ‘good judgehaving a ‘bad day.

    ‘The problem with judges, like lawyers, you have to be good even on a bad day,’ 医院工作人员声称这位老人似乎“被严重忽视”,比林斯对他的病情“仍然漠不关心” 35 奥兰多.

    The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission issued a recommendation for Culver to complete an ‘anger management course, sensitivity training, and professionalism trainingduring his unpaid suspension.

    The final decision is pending and will be made by the Florida Supreme Court.