A Harris County, Texas, criminal court judge has been suspended due to an “pending criminal matter” after he allegedly assaulted a family member on New Year’s Eve in Galveston.
FOX 26 in Houston reported that court records show Harris County Criminal Court Judge Frank Aguilar of the 228th District Court was suspended for what the State Commission on Judicial Conduct said was an “pending criminal matter.” ”.
The commission referred to Rule 15A, which says that any judge may be suspended from office with or without pay by the Commission, “immediately upon being indicted by a state or federal grand jury for a felony or charged with a crime.” minor involving official misconduct.”
The rule continues, saying that the suspended judge is entitled to a post-suspension hearing to demonstrate that continued service will not jeopardize the interests of the parties involved in the judicial proceedings over which the judge presides, nor harm public confidence. in the judiciary.
Galveston County authorities indicted Aguilar last month for allegedly assaulting a family member on New Year’s Eve.
In the probable cause affidavit, the station reported, Aguilar is accused of allegedly punching a woman in the face several times before putting his foot on the woman’s neck after an argument.
Galveston County authorities indicted Aguilar last month for allegedly assaulting a family member on New Year’s Eve. FOX 26 Houston/YouTube
The district Aguilar presides over is the same place that handles prosecutions related to the Harding Street police raid in which police killed two innocent civilians, the station reported.
The case is still pending trial after five years.