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Cleveland Judge Stokes is fighting removal of criminal cases from her court
She says the complaints are baseless and action is warrantless
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Cleveland Municipal Judge Angela Stokes
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A Cleveland Municipal judge is fighting an order prohibiting her from hearing criminal cases until complaints against her have been resolved.

Judge Angela Stokes says in a letter to the Plain Dealer that Administrative Judge Ronald Adrine’s order is warrantless.

“It is my intention to address my objection to these orders by resort(ing) to the court judicial system to the full extent available to me as a constitutionally elected judicial officer.”

She adds, “It is unfortunate that, as a sworn officer of the court, Judge Adrine would continue to try to deny me due process.”

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a 49-page case against Stokes in October based on hundreds of complaints that she abused her court staff and those who had to appear before her. The counsel had recommended she be forced to undergo a psychiatric examination, but a panel reviewing the case rejected that last month. Her letter intimates that Adrine didn’t like that and “has now decided to go around it.”

The Cuyahoga County public defender also filed a motion last week to transfer cases from Stokes’ courtroom.

 

Listener Comments:

i known her to send people to jail who paid for alternative to jail and never gabe they money back. onomus.


Posted by: Anonymous on April 10, 2014 6:04AM
Let her go her job. Maintain discipline. This country needs more of her


Posted by: d pop ig (Cleveland) on March 17, 2014 10:03AM
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