Talladega County judge booted for racist, inappropriate behavior

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP/WIAT) — A judge who oversees elections in an Alabama county was removed from office after being accused of racist, sexually inappropriate behavior that included demeaning comments about women.

Talladega County Probate Judge Randy Jinks was ousted in a unanimous order filed Friday by the nine-member Alabama Court of the Judiciary.

Following a trial, the panel found that he violated five judicial ethics rules including failing to uphold the integrity and independence of the court system.

Complaints against Jinks included claims that he watched and shared sexually inappropriate videos and said George Floyd “got what he deserved” when an officer in Minnesota murdered him.

Now, the NAACP wants to make sure the position has more scrutiny before a replacement steps in.

“Although Randy Jinks was not a trial judge it’s safe to say he has probably had a negative effect on other people of color besides the one that was in his office,” Talladega County NAACP President Rev. Hugh Morris said. “In order for this to not happen again the powers that be should scrutinize the people that they’re putting in this position much better.”

We have attempted to reach Jinks’ attorney for comment but have not been able to contact her at this time.

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