CT: Judge Once Suspended in Drunken Driving Case Faces New Discipline

Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa Cofield, suspended for eight months in a drunken-driving incident in 2009, faces a new disciplinary hearing June 19 for allegedly allowing child-protection cases involving 10 foster children to languish.

Disciplinary hearings against sitting judges in Connecticut are rare. There have been 12 since 1989, and Cofield’s previous case was one of those dozen. The suspension she received in 2009 was the longest in at least 20 years

After Cofield returned to the bench, she was transferred from the adult criminal court to the juvenile court, which operates behind closed doors.

But problems surfaced earlier this year.

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Judge Once Suspended in Drunken Driving Case Faces New Discipline

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2 Responses to “CT: Judge Once Suspended in Drunken Driving Case Faces New Discipline”

  1. Thelma Says:

    Is the alcohol affecting her gray matter or is she just too out of it to keep up with her workload?

  2. StandUp Says:

    Either way, Thelma, she's got to go.

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