Justice Prosser facing three ethics code violations

Justice Prosser facing three ethics code violations

By WTMJ News Team. CREATED Mar 16, 2012 - UPDATED: Mar 16, 2012

Attached is the complaint against Justice Prosser.  You can click on it under Related Documents.

MILWAUKEE- The Wisconsin Judicial Commission filed ethics charges against state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser on Friday.

The charges comes from the incident last June where Justice Prosser placed his hands on the neck of Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.

The judicial commission decided Justice Prosser violated three provisions of the ethics code for judges.   It's now up to the state Supreme Court to send the case to a panel of judges or to a jury.   The case could end up in the Supreme Court.

The state Supreme Court has the power to reprimand Justice Prosser, censure him or suspend him without pay.

The judicial commission did not recommend a specific form of discipline. A special prosecutor investigated the case last year, but didn't issue any criminal charges.

Justice Prosser has released a statement about the charges.