Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Judge William Hooks referred to anger-management counseling, reassigned to administrative duties until further notice

In a press release issued yesterday evening, Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced that the Executive Committee of the Circuit Court of Cook County has relieved Judge William H. Hooks of his duties in the Criminal Division, assigning him to administrative duties until further notice, and referring him for anger-management counseling.

According to the court's press release, "Judge Hooks is accused of acting in such a manner that created a hostile work environment for another judge." Except for reporting that Judge Hooks "expressed contrition" regarding the matter, no other details of the alleged misconduct have been provided.

While performing administrative duties, Judge Hooks will report to the Sixth Municipal District Courthouse in Markham. According to the press release, Hooks "will be co-mentored by Circuit Judge Sharon M. Sullivan, Presiding Judge of the County Division, and Circuit Judge Tommy Brewer, Presiding Judge of the Sixth Municipal District."

The court's announcement also notes that the matter involving Judge Hooks has been referred to the Judicial Inquiry Board.


Anonymous said...

So 2 white male and a Latino are made to go to judge jail and Hooks gets to go to a courthouse minutes from his home to hang out with one of his friends, Tommy Brewer?

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that Judge Evans will send Judge Jackie Portman-Brown to anger management too? Oh wait, she is only accused of berating attorneys and court staff. That type of conduct is rewarded with a promotion; not judge's jail. It's a shame that taxpayers have to pay to incarcerate "small fry" drug offenders because "Judge Judy" is petty, vindictive and has a temperament issue. I guess it's not just a problem solely affecting former prosecutors.

Judge John Roberts said...

Judge Hooks is a well meaning, skillfull, hard working judge. Unfortunately he lets his passion dictate the use of unfortunate speech. He certainly isn't alone as a jurist with this problem. The action taken byJudge Evans has cured others in the past. I hope it works for Judge Hooks.

Anonymous said...

Jackie Portman-Brown will soon be joining him. You can’t publicly embarrass Tim and not get a slap on the wrist. You can commit judicial malpractice, but you just can’t embarrass Tim.

Anonymous said...

Injustice Watch has chosen Portman as its premiere target for the 2020 Retention class. Congratulations Judge Cowbell! Cowbell you ask? Read the 2016 Reader article.