Claudia Brown

BELTON — After 90 minutes of deliberation, a Bell County jury decided Wednesday that Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown should be removed from her elected position.

The Killeen Democrat — who has a mild neurological condition, a doctor testified — will immediately be removed from office once visiting state District Judge Stephen Ables signs the paperwork, probably within in a day or two. Until then, her pay is suspended and she will perform no official duties, her defense attorney David Fernandez confirmed.

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The only racism demonstrated in this case was by the lawyers representing Mrs. Brown. In one regard they are correct in their assertion. Had no racism been involved it wouldn't have taken two years to remove her from office. Mrs. Brown may be a wonderful person and a respectful lady but the fact of the matter is that she was a bad judge. Had a white man done the things she did while exercising the authority of her robes he would have been removed from office and then tried. The actions, or lack thereof, by the prosecutors in this case are reprehensible! The people shouldn't have to suffer the whimsical and illegal ramblings of a delusional judge for two years pending their dismissal from a position they were never qualified to hold.

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