Judge Olu Stevens back on the bench after 90-day suspension
Louisville Judge Olu Stevens has returned to the courtroom after serving a 90-day suspension.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Judge Olu Stevens has returned to the courtroom after serving a 90-day suspension.
Stevens was suspended for 90 days, beginning in August. In 2014, he dismissed an all-white jury panel for lacking diversity in a case with a black defendant.
Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine appealed to the state Supreme Court, saying the judge overstepped his authority.
Prosecutors also asked Stevens to recuse himself from their cases.
Stevens admitted he was wrong and agreed to the suspension.
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