Ky. judge suspended by Judicial Conduct Commission

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Judicial Conduct Commission has suspended a judge accused of name calling and warning that the next police officer who pulled him over would get a "bullet in the head."

Pike Circuit Judge Steven D. Combs also is accused of presiding over a case despite having an oil and gas lease agreement with a defendant.

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In all, he faces 10 counts of alleged misconduct. He was temporarily suspended with pay Tuesday pending a final ruling by the commission. The commission’s options could include removing Combs from the bench, suspending or reprimanding him.

One of Combs’ attorneys, Steve Ryan, says the judge was disappointed he had been suspended.

Combs is accused of referring to a Pikeville city commissioner as a "coke head," the mayor as "fish face" and the city manager as "Dumbo."



 

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