On Thursday, September 22, 2022, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans announced he had issued an order assigning Cook County Circuit Judge Carl Boyd to “restricted duties or duties other than judicial duties” a day after he was charged with domestic battery.

According to a local news report, Judge Boyd was charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery after a 57-year-old woman accused Judge Boyd of throwing a glass bottle at a glass window on a door. Chicago Police said the woman had a large cut on the left side of her face caused by the broken glass.

In a press release, Chief Judge Evans said that following Judge Boyd’s arrest, he met with the Circuit Court of Cook County Executive Committee, which agreed that Judge Boyd should be temporarily removed from his courtroom duties.

Chief Judge Evans stated that:

“Wednesday’s order was issued to promote public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary and is effective immediately. Also, as a result of the Executive Committee meeting, this matter has been referred to the Judicial Inquiry Board.”

Chief Judge also said that he asked the Illinois Supreme Court to transfer Judge Boyd’s case to someone who is not a Cook County judge to avoid the appearance of impropriety.

Judge Boyd’s Courtroom is located at 50 W. Washington Street in Chicago and can be reached at (312) 603-6132.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.

FULL DISCLOSURE: AbusiveDiscretion’s owner has an action against the Illinois Court of Claims for its failure to give hearing to a case against Judge Timothy Evans in his official capacity in a Negligent Supervision and Retention claim for failing to do this precise thing against a different judge.