Embattled 36th District Judge removed from bench

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A Detroit judge who was once accused of not showing up to work, has been told by the chief judge you essentially no longer needed at all.

Khalilia Davis' brief time as judge at 36 District Court has been well-documented starting shortly after her election in 2016.
In March of 2017 Problem Solver Rob Wolchek went in search of answers as to why she was neglecting her duties. 

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FOX 2 went back to the judge's home to get her reaction to being taken of her entire court caseload.  She didn't answer but we did speak with her attorney. 

"This can be resolved and some steps can be taken to bring about some calm in this manner," said attorney Todd Perkins.

Judge Davis it seems has a history with Chief Judge Nancy Blount. In 2017 the chief judge said she never had any medical proof that Judge Davis was unable to come to work. Therefore, she said Davis couldn't hear any new cases.

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Judge Davis then filed a lawsuit saying the chief judge abused her power. 

"Late last month the chief judge here at 36th District Court said that if Judge Davis was only allowed to enter this court through the media and attorney door here in front and be subject to a weapons check."

But Judge Davis says she can't use that entrance because she has difficulty walking. So the chief judge offered up a wheelchair.

Judge Davis allegedly countered with a request for a motorized scooter but the chief judge denied it, saying it’s not a good use of tax payer money. 
Now the chief judge issued an order removing Judge Davis from any court cases at the 36th District. She said it was based on information that Judge Davis wasn't keeping a video record of her court cases. 
A violation of Michigan court rules. In a statement from the chief judge says she tried to reach a solution.

"After bringing this matter to her attention, Judge Davis has made it clear that her intention is to continue to circumvent the video reporting system," Blount said.

Despite these interactions Davis' attorney stopped short of calling this latest action "personal."

"Chief Judge Blount feels that things should be run a certain way and Judge Davis wants to be a judge that serves the people," Perkins said. "And you have those interests in mind everything eventual will return to order."

And he is hopeful this can be all settled without the need for another judge's opinion.