Judge fired and punished for ordering police to Taser black man who was representing himself in court


Delvon L. King representing himself in court 
By: Wayne Morin

A former judge was punished after he pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a defendant.

The 72-year-old judge ordered police to shock the man because he refused to be quiet when the judge asked him to stop talking.

However, Delvon L. King, who was trying to represent himself on a gun charge in 2014, believed that the judge was not giving him a fair chance to make his case.

Robert C. Nalley of La Plata, Maryland, was arrested after ordering police to activate the Stun-Cuff that was attached to King’s ankle.

This administered a 50,000-volt shock. During the proceedings, King, 27, said that the Nalley tortured him and deprived him of a fair trial.


Nalley, who lost his job as a judge, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor violating the civil rights of a defendant, and was sentenced to one year probation.

He was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, and he has to complete an anger-management program.