Judge faces ethics charges over racist, demeaning comments - ABC News

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Summary generated on August 12, 2020

    The Judicial Conduct Board complaint alleges that Allegheny County Judge Mark Tranquilli, a white former prosecutor who has been on the bench since 2014, made demeaning comments to and about litigants and defendants in violation of state constitutional standards and state rules that govern judges' behavior.

    A spokeswoman for Tranquilli's lawyer said neither Tranquilli nor the lawyer would comment.

    He's accused of not living up to state rules requiring judges to act in ways that promote public confidence in the judiciary and to do their job in a patient, dignified and courteous way, and without bias or prejudice.