The Douglas County DA has filed her answer to a disciplinary complaint, admitting some of the core allegations against her but adding context and placing some blame on ex-employees.
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez on Tuesday filed her answer to a pending disciplinary complaint and released a statement saying, in part, that her comments about a judge were “deserving of heightened protections under the First Amendment.”
In hopes of avoiding numerous driver’s license suspensions, Douglas County judges have dismissed about 940 traffic cases. Circumstances of the batch dismissals are also mentioned in a pending disciplinary case against DA Suzanne Valdez.
A pending complaint against Douglas County DA Suzanne Valdez will proceed to a disciplinary hearing in which several judges and former prosecutors may be called to testify.
A complaint accuses the Douglas County DA of misconduct for her comments about a judge, including allegedly calling him a sexist and a liar. DA Suzanne Valdez’s attorney is challenging an ex-employee’s involvement in the investigation.
Douglas County District Court is planning to launch a self-help center that will be a go-to point for basic logistical questions, help people involved in eviction cases and more.
A Douglas County judge on Monday reinstated an order to seal the record of a Baldwin City police sergeant after acknowledging that the Kansas statute used to set it aside did not apply.
A Douglas County judge is expected to decide this week whether to seal the arrest record of a Baldwin City police sergeant.
The Douglas County District Court has denied a motion for a change of judge after the defendant’s derogatory statements in private phone calls about the judge assigned to her murder case were publicized by prosecutors.
The Kansas Supreme Court has renewed Judge James McCabria’s appointment as chief judge of Douglas County District Court — a role he took on just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, bringing unprecedented circumstances to courts everywhere.
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