- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A Cook County judge who was suspended after being accused of attacking a sheriff’s deputy wants back onto the bench.

Judge Cynthia Brim was found not guilty by reason of insanity on a misdemeanor battery charge last year for shoving a sheriff’s deputy.

Brim appeared before Illinois Courts Commission on Friday. The commission is considering a professional complaint against Brim, who hasn’t worked since March 2012. The complaint alleges Brim violated decorum requirements when she made racially charged remarks in a Markham courtroom and later shoved the deputy.

Brim’s attorney, William J. Harte, says his client is medically cleared and hopes the commission rules in her favor so she can return to work. He says Brim is willing to be supervised to ensure she takes medication for bipolar schizoaffective disorder.


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