Cook County judge indicted on domestic violence charge imposed on limited duties


Cook County Circuit Judge Carl Boyd, who is facing a domestic battery felony count, was assigned to limited duties on Wednesday, according to a statement from the county chief justice.

Boyd, 57, was given a personal acknowledgment bond and ordered to stay away from his home for a week during a court hearing on Wednesday, according to court officials. The Circuit Court of Cook County Executive Committee met on Wednesday and Chief Justice Timothy Evans issued an injunction assigning Boyd to limited duties or duties other than judicial duties, the statement said.

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“Wednesday’s injunction was issued to promote public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary and is effective immediately,” the statement said.

Evans also asked the Illinois Supreme Court to appoint a judge from outside Cook County to hear Boyd’s criminal case, the statement said.

Until his arrest, Boyd was assigned to the 6th Municipal District in Markham. His limited duties will, according to the statement in the office of 1st Municipal District Presiding Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. to be.

At about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, a 57-year-old woman told police that Boyd, 57, threw a bottle at a glass door window, breaking the window in the 10700 block of South Seeley Avenue, Chicago police said. Police reported that a woman there had a large cut on the left side of her face through the glass.

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Boyd’s next court date is Wednesday.

A lawyer for Boyd did not return messages seeking comment.

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