Ottawa County judge suspended

The Michigan Supreme Court is suspending an Ottawa County judge for 30 days without pay.
WZZM-TV
May 1, 2013

The state court explained its decision involving Judge Kenneth Post in a 43-page order released Wednesday.

The suspension was previously recommended by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, following an incident involving the 58th District Court judge in 2011. In that case, Post held attorney Scott Millard in contempt of court. The came after Millard advised a client to not answer the judge's question about illegal drug use, to avoid self-incrimination.

In an earlier document filed with the Michigan Supreme Court, Post admitted his behavior was rude and accepted the Judicial Tenure Commission's recommendation. Post said he wanted to put the matter behind him so he could focus on serving the community.

Post's suspension takes effect May 22.

Comments

Lindalu

He should retire he is a very hard judge he is not nice at all, he wont here your story. he thinks anyone comming his court room is guilty.

ReadingNews

Should have been 30 years.

Gwen66

I'm glad to see he was reprimanded for his poor behavior and bad judgment. The deputy that shackled Millard unnecessarily should have also been reprimanded by his superior. He also overstepped his authority and acted unprofessionally.

retired DOC

At this stage of his life this 30 days of lost pay will also reduce his retirement pay. That makes it much harder on him that just losing 30 days of pay. Nothing should happen to the deputy. He did as ordered by the ranking person in the room.

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