Maryland Judge, Robert C. Nalley who pleaded guilty to a civil rights violation after asking a Sheriff to Shock a defendant who was defending himself in court has been banned for life.
The young man represented himself as his own lawyer and the judge asked him to stop talking. The man continued to talk and that is when the judge ordered the Sheriff to put 15 thousand volts of electricity to the young man with a taser.
Per CBS News:
During jury selection, the defendant, reading from a prepared statement, objected to Nalley’s authority to conduct the proceedings. After the man repeatedly ignored Nalley’s questions and his commands to stop speaking, Nalley ordered a deputy sheriff to activate a “stun-cuff” the defendant was wearing.
“Do it. Use it,” Nalley said.
The defendant stopped speaking when the deputy sheriff approached him and activated the device, which administered an electric shock for about five seconds. The defendant fell to the ground and screamed and Nalley then recessed the proceedings, according to the plea deal’s statement of facts.
The judge faces a maximum sentence of a year in jail and a fine of up to $100,000, but according to the plea agreement, both prosecutors and Nalley’s lawyer will recommend a sentence of one year probation.