Florida judge who jailed victim to be reprimanded
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla.– Judge Jerri Collins, a central Florida judge, faced sanctions Thursday from the state Supreme Court after jailing a victim of domestic violence who refused to testify in court against her abuser.
The case drew public attention after an Orlando television station broadcast video of Judge Collins berating the crying victim.
The judge admitted her misconduct to the panel, but maintained she had a legal right to charge the women with contempt since she ignored a subpoena.
The court ordered Collins to take an anger management class and attend a domestic violence course.
She will also be publicly reprimanded.