Judge Who Ordered a Defendant Be Shocked with Stun Cuff Sued

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A former Charles County judge who ordered a deputy to shock a defendant in his courtroom has been sued in federal court.

The Daily Record reports that Delvon King, a defendant who was shocked in court in July 2014, filed suit Monday against Robert Nalley, the judge who ordered a deputy to activate his stun cuff.

The suit seeks $5 million in punitive damages, and says that King wasn’t raising his voice or threatening anyone when Nalley had the cuff activated. Nalley pleaded guilty to a civil rights violation last year and was sentenced to a year of probation.

King was representing himself on gun charges. King was convicted by a jury but later received probation after a public defender asked for a new trial based on Nalley’s actions.

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