Judge Caught on Tape Ordering Deputy to Stun Defendant in Court

Former Judge Robert Nalley pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor civil rights violation.
1:35 | 04/04/16

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a choir. Moving on to a different kind of courtroom scene, this one is shocking, literally, a judge ordered a deputy to use a taser on a defendant. ABC's Eva pilgrim has the story. Reporter: It's literally a shocking moment in court. Aagh! Reporter: A married judge caught on camera ordering a deputy to stun a defendant in his courtroom. That's king screaming on the floor, he was in court representing himself on a gun charge. At some point, the judge appears to run out of patience. I didn't ask you what your name was. Reporter: In this newly released video, king tries to make a legal argument, but the judge orders him to zip it up. Stop. Stop! Reporter: But king keeps talking, that's when the judge takes action. Use it. Reporter: Using a stun cuff on king the electronic ankle bracelet sending a shock through his body. It felt like fire went through my back. Reporter: The judge taking a permanent break after the incident Maryland's highest court banning him from the bench for life. Pleading guilty to a misdeknee wror civil rights violation. He was sentenced to one year probation, $5,000 fine. For "Good morning America," Eva pilgrim, ABC news, New York. Wow. The cameras in the court. Hard to watch.

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