- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - He’s known to television viewers as Judge Joe Brown, but now he wants to be the district attorney general in Shelby County.

The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1jPj1AY ) reports Brown turned in a petition Tuesday to run for the Democratic nomination in the race.

He faces Republican incumbent Amy Weirich.

The 66-year-old Brown was Shelby County Criminal Court judge for 10 years before leaving the bench in 2000 to focus on his then 2-year-old nationally syndicated television show. The show was canceled last year.

Brown went to Memphis from California in 1974 and practiced as a defense lawyer.

Brown received attention for creative sentences he gave while on the bench, for instance, allowing burglary victims to take what they wanted in restitution from the thief’s home.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide