Oklahoma chief justice seeks removal of district judge

Team Radio Marketing Group - August 6, 2018 9:03 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court is seeking the removal of a state district judge for allegedly neglecting his duties and abusing his power as a judge.
The Tulsa World reports that Chief Justice Douglas Combs filed the petition Wednesday against District Judge Curtis DeLapp. DeLapp is judge in Washington and Nowata counties.
The newspaper was unable to contact DeLapp for comment.
The allegations include twice using deputies to prevent late arrivals to court from entering the court, then issuing no-bond warrant to have them brought before him. He also allegedly contacted the Washington County district attorney’s office to intervene in citations issued by state police to his son.
DeLapp is running for re-election in November.

 

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