Town of Southampton Judge Edward Burke Sr. censured for improper contact with suspect
SOUTHAMPTON - A Town of Southampton judge has been censured for having improper contact with a suspect.
Officials say Judge Edward Burke Sr. has been publicly warned for the contact he had with a suspect he arraigned for drunken driving.
The State Commission of Judicial Conduct says Burke also improperly promoted his law firm and imposed fines over the legal limit.
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The commission has decided against removing Burke from the bench.