- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

TROY, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri judge will not fight a six-month suspension without pay recommended by the Missouri Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2eOWEgl ) reports that Lincoln County Circuit Judge Chris Kunza Mennemeyer filed a statement with the Missouri Supreme Court on Oct. 18 saying she would neither file a brief on her own behalf nor request an oral argument. Her lawyer, however, says she does not accept all of the factual findings of the commission.

The state Supreme Court has final word on discipline.

The commission cited concern that Mennemeyer improperly delayed criminal cases during a legal dispute with the public defender’s office, which meant extra months in jail for some defendants. It also found that Mennemeyer tried to coerce and intimidate public defenders.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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