Judge Joe Brown Released From Jail

by WREG

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Brown was given 24 hours in jail for contempt of court, but that increased to five days when he continued to yell as he was being removed from the courtroom.


(Memphis) Well-known TV court judge and former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown has been released on his own recognizance from the Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar.

This comes after a request for bail was denied earlier Monday evening.

We are told Brown showed up to Juvenile Court Monday and agreed to represent someone pro bono in a child support case. Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold Horne denied Brown’s request for the case to be dismissed.

Brown then reportedly lost control and became verbally abusive.

One person said there was a near riot in the courtroom.

Horne warned Brown to calm down, but he did not.

Brown was given 24 hours in jail for contempt of court, but that increased to five days when he continued to yell as he was being removed from the courtroom.

Brown’s television show was cancelled last year and he is now running for Shelby County District Attorney against Amy Weirich. After being released from jail, Brown told WREG he feels the arrest was dirty politics.

“I’m a little hot under the collar,” he said. “In 40 years, I’ve never seen such a circus as they’ve got down there.”

Weirich’s campaign manager released a statement following the arrest, saying, “That sort of disrespectful circus stunt may get Hollywood ratings, but this is real life and real people, and Joe Brown knows better. He should be ashamed of himself.”

Brown held a ‘Man Up’ rally in Memphis Saturday to talk about keeping kids out of trouble.

Juvenile Court Judge Curtis Person said in a statement, “Anyone who comes before the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County will be treated fairly, with dignity and with respect. Anyone who acts in a contemptuous manner toward this Court, toward any member of this Court, toward any employee of this Court or toward any visitor of this Court will be dealt with appropriately according to the laws of the State of Tennessee.”

Some people were not happy with a post on the Joe Brown campaign Facebook page, comparing him to Martin Luther King, Jr.



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