(GREENBELT, Md.) — A newly released video shows how a former judge’s temper landed him in hot water — and out of a job – after he ordered a deputy to use a stun device on a defendant in his courtroom.
Robert Nalley, 72, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a misdemeanor civil rights violation. The court sentenced him last week to one year’s probation, fined him $5,000 and ordered him to take anger management classes.
In the video from July 2014, Nalley is seen telling a deputy to activate a “stun-cuff” that the defendant was wearing around his ankle. Delvon King, who was acting as his own lawyer on a gun charge, was before Nalley during the hearing when the judge told him to stop talking.
When King failed to listen, Nalley ordered him to be shocked with 50,000 volts of electricity.
The graphic video shows King — who took a plea deal and served probation for the gun charge — falling to the floor and wailing in pain as the judge called for a five-minute break before leaving the courtroom.
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