Judge Jaime R. Roman violated due process rights and showed bias on multiple occasions, panel finds
A Sacramento County judge who once jailed a trial witness for allegedly flipping the bird violated the witness’ due process rights and abused his authority on multiple other occasions, a judicial oversight panel determined last week.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Jaime R. Roman received the sanction of public admonishment on May 16 from the California Supreme Court’s Commission on Judicial Performance.
The admonishment is a rare form of discipline for members of the robe. The commission dispensed only two last year—and 86 over two decades. [Read Full Article]