Judge Cynthia Brim Wants Cook County Job Back After Insanity Acquittal
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
February 5, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- In Chicago, Judge Cynthia Brim wants to return to the bench. The Cook County judge was found not guilty by reason of insanity in connection with a shoving incident a involving a sheriff's deputy.Five times in the last 19 years, Cynthia Brim was hospitalized for treatment of a bipolar-related mental illness, including one instance in which paramedics had to remove her from her Markham courtroom. It's unclear to what extent her superiors were aware of her mental health needs.
The altercation took place at the Daley Center last year, and shortly after that incident she was suspended from her job.
Last fall, she received enough votes to be retained as a judge even though her mental health issues were unknown by the public.
"For whatever mixture of reasons, the judicial review mechanisms fell short in this instance," said Prof. Harold Krent, Kent Law.
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According to U.S. Court statistics, only 18 of the 1,484 judicial misconduct complaints filed in the United States Courts between September 2004 and September 2007 warranted the formation of judicial investigative committees.
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