Judge Files for Medical Leave After Erratic Behavior on Bench
KEY WEST, Fla. - A circuit judge in the Florida Keys has filed for medical leave after his erratic behavior on the bench prompted courtroom deputies to remove him from the court during a trial.
Reports say that Circuit Judge Tegan Slaton was removed from the bench Friday. Officials said the judge appeared incoherent and disheveled during the court proceedings.
Teagan has previously fallen asleep during a court a hearing. The judge later told the newspaper that he fell asleep because of medication he had taken to deal with gastrointestinal problems and other medical issues.
Robert Cintron, Slaton's campaign manager, told the newspaper that Slaton had filed for medical leave. Cintron declined to discuss Slaton's upcoming judicial race, saying he was focused instead on his friend's health.
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