TV Judge Joe Brown Arrested In Tennessee For Contempt Of Court


Judge Joe Brown arrested

Judge Joe Brown was arrested on Monday on contempt of court charges.

Brown was in court representing a client, when he went ballistic and began yelling at a judge. He was arrested after nearly starting a riot in court.

Most of us remember Judge Joe Brown as the no-nonsense judge on television. He was quite entertaining on that show.

Brown, who is a Democratic candidate for the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Judge Brown was in court with a client and became angry over delays during a child support hearing. Brown began yelling at Magistrate Hal Horne and refused to put a lid on it.

Brown continued to yell and Horne sentenced him to a day of jail for each act of contempt, a total of five days.

It’s being reported Judge Brown chastised the juvenile court and judge, threatening to take the matter to a judicial review.

The 66-year-old former television judge was taken away in handcuffs from the courtroom.

Judge Joe Brown mugshot photo

Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael told FOX13 News Brown nearly started a riot in Courtroom 5.

A witness who was in Courtroom 5 at the time of Brown’s freak-out claimed Brown told the magistrate he had no authority.

Brown was transported to 201 Poplar in Downtown Memphis shortly after 3 p.m., where he will was booked, photographed and fingerprinted.

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