Judge William Watkins Accepts Discipline and Promises to Improve

Putnam County Family Court Judge William Watkins, who has been under fire for the way he treats people in his courtroom, testified at a hearing Tuesday that he wants to remain in his position. He also vowed to improve his court and his behavior.

Watkins was charged with misconduct after five individuals complained that he harassed them in his courtroom and that he didn’t handle domestic violence orders promptly.

He made headlines in June when a 16-minute video uploaded to YouTube depicted the judge screaming at a preacher involved in a divorce case in his courtroom.

The judge apologized to that preacher, Arthur Hague, in the hearing Tuesday and said he knew his behavior was unacceptable.

“I believe the 10 years I’ve served I’ve done an outstanding job and also believe I have made mistakes,” Watkins said. “And I’d like the opportunity to correct those mistakes.”

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Putnam Family Judge Watkins Accepts Discipline and Promises to Improve”

See Also:
Judge William Watkins’ Meltdown


3 Responses to “Judge William Watkins Accepts Discipline and Promises to Improve”

  1. Thelma Says:

    Arrogane and abusive behavior appears to be a common problem in today's crowded courts.

  2. Betty Says:

    He promises to improve. OK, so who is going to monitor him and make sure he does?

  3. Connie Says:

    I have absolutely no sympathy for Judge William Watkins.

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