Former judge Joe Brown loses contempt charge appeal - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Former judge Joe Brown loses contempt charge appeal

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

Former judge Joe Brown lost his appeal of a contempt charge after a March 2014 outburst in Shelby County Juvenile Court.

Brown and Shelby County Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold Horne's heated exchange happened during a child support hearing on March 24, 2014.

Horne had Brown arrested and sentenced to five days in jail. Brown was later released from jail by a Circuit Court judge.

The order, signed by Horne and Juvenile Court Judge Curtis Person, says Brown was, "willfully and intentionally baiting the court." Also, the order says Brown intended to "embarrass, hinder and obstruct the administration of justice."

"You wanna get into this? Let's get into this," said Brown in court. "This sorry operation needs to stop."

Though local judges refused to hear Brown's case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld the charge Monday. 

Click here to read the Court of Appeals decision.

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