Commission Recommends Censure for Judge in Noise Violation Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission has recommended public censure for a Macomb County judge who drew attention for ordering a woman to spend a month behind bars for hosting a loud party.
District Court Judge Norene Redmond was criticized by the commission for her conduct in that case and two others over the past two years. The commission said Friday her conduct was "prejudicial to the administration of justice."
Redmond, through her lawyer, Theresa Asoklis, told The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens she strongly disagrees with the conclusion and denied any misconduct.
In the party case, Redmond sentenced Carmen Granata, 23, to jail after she pleaded guilty to violating Eastpointe's noise ordinance.
Granata was ticketed after a friend was talking on her front porch about 4 a.m. on Nov. 5. Eastpointe police had been to the home twice in the previous 12 hours and at 1 a.m. had told people to go into the home.
A petition signed by neighbors complained that the home was the site of frequent parties.
In another case, the commission said, Redmond inappropriately reset the bond of a woman after she heard the woman's son use profanity to describe her outside the courtroom, the Detroit Free Press reported.
In the third case, the commission said Redmond set excessively high bonds for two men accused of overcharging a senior citizen for a paint job.

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