Judge Reprimanded By Nebraska Supreme Court

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand for a Douglas County District judge for intervening in a friend's drunken driving case.

The high court found that Judge Gregory Schatz improperly intervened in the DUI case involving a friend, Omaha attorney Michael Davlin.

The judicial complaint said that in August 2012 Schatz was contacted by Davlin's girlfriend, a Douglas County Court official, who tearfully relayed that Davlin was in an Omaha jail after driving drunk and hitting a tree. The complaint says Schatz contacted the jail and used his judicial authority to have Davlin released without paying a bond.

In response to the complaint, Schatz said he understood what he did was wrong and that he has since taken a judicial ethics course.


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