Dylann Roof’s Judge Replaced Following Revelation He Said N-Word in Court

PicMonkey Collage - Dylann Roof JudgeShortly after Charleston County Chief Magistrate James Gosnell presided over Dylann Roof‘s bond hearing, it came to public light that the judge was once reprimanded for using the n-word in court and gave preferential treatment to a fellow judge. On Wednesday, an order was handed down by the state Supreme Court saying that Gosnell has been replaced for “administrative purposes of the summary courts” in Charleston County.

The Post and Courier reported that a spokeswoman from the Supreme Court would not say whether Gosnell’s removal had to do with his history of using racial slurs or taking part in Confederate re-enactments. Rosalyn Frierson also refused to say whether the decision came as a result of Gosnell being criticized after he remarked during the hearing that Roof’s family members were also “victims,” of the event.

Lionel Lofton, Gosnell’s attorney, reportedly said on Tuesday that the magistrate’s words were only meant to show that everyone affected by the shooting is facing their own issues in the aftermath.

[Image via Grace Beahm / The Post and Courier]

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