Judge who ordered a defendant be shocked with stun cuff sued

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Posted: Mar 07, 2017 6:28 PM

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A former judge in Maryland who ordered a deputy to shock a defendant in his courtroom has been sued in federal court.

The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/2mUTQFx ) Delvon King, who was shocked in July 2014, filed suit Monday against Robert Nalley, the Charles County judge who ordered a deputy to activate King's stun cuff.

The suit, which seeks $5 million in punitive damages, says King wasn't raising his voice or threatening anyone when he was shocked while representing himself on gun charges. Convicted by a jury, King later received probation after a public defender asked for a new trial based on Nalley's actions.

Online court records didn't list an attorney for Nalley. He pleaded guilty to a civil rights violation last year and was sentenced to a year of probation.