TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 26, 2012

The Court of the Judiciary has issued a public reprimand against Red Bank City Judge Johnny D. Houston, in response to a complaint filed against him. The reprimand relates to a complaint arising from a comment made by Houston following an October 2011 judicial hearing. According to the reprimand, Houston "told a group of men accused of robbing and beating a Red Bank man to death that he wished he could 'pull a trap door' and send them 'straight to hell right now' before sending their cases to a grand jury." Houston also has General Sessions jurisdiction in Hamilton County.