A municipal court judge who sits in East Orange part-time and is an acting judge in Newark admitted Monday that comments he made to a defendant facing domestic violence charges were inappropriate, the Associated Press reported.
In October, the state Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct posted the complaint against Judge Steven Brister alleging a breach of conduct. In February, Brister told the defendant that he can't go at women "like Mike Tyson" and "at best"the defendant should treat women "as if you're holding a feather, just to let them know you're the man and you're in control," NBC News reported.
In a published response Monday Brister said his remarks were "well-meaning but misguided." He also said he has completed ethics courses.
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