LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A former judge in Maryland who ordered a deputy to shock a defendant in his courtroom has been sued in federal court.
The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/2mUTQFx ) Delvon King, who was shocked in July 2014, filed suit Monday against Robert Nalley, the Charles County judge who ordered a deputy to activate King's stun cuff.
The suit, which seeks $5 million in punitive damages, says King wasn't raising his voice or threatening anyone when he was shocked while representing himself on gun charges. Convicted by a jury, King later received probation after a public defender asked for a new trial based on Nalley's actions.
Online court records didn't list an attorney for Nalley. He pleaded guilty to a civil rights violation last year and was sentenced to a year of probation.