Wednesday, March 15, 2006
More on the contempt case against the Petersburg sheriff
This week in Epps v. Com., the Virginia Court of Appeals in an opinion by Judge Frank reaffirmed the panel decision, also by written by Judge Frank, in the civil and criminal contempt case against the Petersburg sheriff in a dispute with a judge over security in the courthouse. The case was remanded for new trial. Judges Humphrey and Judge Felton dissented, on the issue of whether it was error for the lower court judge to testify as the "victim" of the criminal contempt.