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Press Release Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct statement on media reports regarding Judge Richard Sinnott

CJC Press Release
For immediate release:
9/24/2019
  • 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, MAIn 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.

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Media Contact for Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct statement on media reports regarding Judge Richard Sinnott

Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct 

The Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct (CJC) is the state agency responsible for investigating complaints alleging that a state court judge has engaged in judicial misconduct or has a disability preventing him or her from properly performing judicial duties.

The CJC is also responsible for pursuing, when it is appropriate, remedial action or discipline against state court judges.
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