A Florida judge and a Florida lawyer had what many are describing as a courtroom brawl on Monday, June 2nd, at the Brevard County courthouse. At a criminal roll call, Judge John Murphy asked public defender Andrew Weinstock to waive his client’s rights to a speedy trial. Weinstock refused.
Cameras captured the exchange between the two:
The two men disappeared from the range of the camera, and it is alleged that Murphy began to hit Weinstock until courtroom deputies intervened and broke up the fight. Both the Florida Bar and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.
Hat Tip: ABA Journal