- Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct
Media Contact for Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct statement on media reports regarding Judge Richard Sinnott
Howard Neff, Executive Director
Boston, MA — In response to multiple reports appearing in the media recently, the Commission on Judicial Conduct issued a statement today, pursuant to Commission on Judicial Conduct Rule 5B(3), that it is currently investigating allegations relating to Boston Municipal Court Judge Richard Sinnott’s handling of criminal arraignments in the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court on September 3 and 4, 2019, including his alleged actions in connection with Attorney Susan Church being taken into custody during a hearing at the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court on September 4, 2019.
The Commission’s investigation of the allegations against Judge Richard Sinnott is subject to the procedures outlined in its Rules and enabling statute. The Commission’s statute and Rules are available on the Commission’s website: www.mass.gov/cjc.