Greenbelt, MD – A man representing himself in a Maryland court was shocked with 50,000 volts of electricity by the judge because he continued to speak when the judge ordered him to stop.
Judge Robert Nalley pleaded guilty in February to depriving the defendant of his civil rights and video of the horrific incident was released this week.
Nalley was facing up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $100,000 after pleading guilty. However, since he is subject to a different set of rules because he is a judge, he won’t see a single day in jail, and he will only pay a $5,000 fine.
The charge against Nalley was also weak, as he did not simply deprive a man of his civil rights, but he tortured him. Under any other circumstances, Nalley’s actions would have been considered torture, but since he did it under the sanction of his place in government, he was given a pass.
The weak charge stems from an encounter between the judge and victim Delvon King in July of 2014, when King was appearing before Judge Nalley to face gun charges. King had a shocker anklet attached to him, which was supposed to be used in case of an emergency situation, or if King were to attempt to escape or hurt anyone.
In the court, King attempted to make his case but was constantly interrupted by the judge who repeatedly told him to be quiet. When King continued to make his case to the court, Judge Nalley told the court deputy “Mr Sheriff, do it… use it,” at which point 50,000 volts of electricity were sent through King’s body, causing him to scream in pain. The court transcript read, “DEFENDANT SCREAMS.”
King later described the situation to reporters, saying that he experienced “Excruciating pain then, and a burning sensation.”
“It burned the rest of the day. Messed me up mentally. I don’t really remember that part. Just next thing I know, I’m on the ground,” King added.
The U.S attorney said that Judge Nalley acted as if he was above the law, and that this conviction should be a message to other state employees that they should treat the people that they encounter as equals — some message, pay $5,000 and go to an anger management class and you can get away with torturing a man.
“It’s not about race. It’s about power. It’s about a judge who abused the power vested in him to order a defendant to be punished essentially before he was convicted of any crime,” the attorney said.
Witnesses at the recent trial noted that the judge did not show any signs of remorse.
According to Review Times, this is not the first time Nalley has been a defendant. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to tampering with a vehicle after he deflated the tire of a cleaning woman’s car that was parked in a restricted zone at the courthouse. As a result, he was fined, had to write a letter of apology and was suspended for five days without pay.
But, he was not fired.
Below is the video of this insane moment. Notice how the officer, without any hesitation, walks up to King and blindly follows the unlawful order. This video epitomizes the terrifying reality that stems from people just doing their jobs — as dictated by sadistic unaccountable tyrants.