Town of Southampton Judge Edward Burke Sr. censured for improper contact with suspect

Officials say Judge Edward Burke Sr. has been publicly warned for the contact he had with a suspect he arraigned for drunk driving. (5/29/14)

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. 

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