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Judge accused of bring gun into Chicago courthouse


Added 07-11-18 09:22:02am EST - “A judge is charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited area after he was caught on video dropping a gun in a Chicago courthouse.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Judge accused of bring gun into Chicago courthouse”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge is charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited area after he was caught on video dropping a gun in a Chicago courthouse.

A spokesman for Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ office says Cook County Circuit Judge Joseph Claps has been reassigned to “nonjudicial duties,” pending a review.

The sheriff’s department says the 70-year-old Claps was in the lobby of the Leighton Criminal Court Building on July 3, when a handgun fell from the jacket draped over Claps‘ arm. Surveillance video shows the judge retrieving the gun and putting it in his pants pocket.

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