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Judge Cleared Of Misconduct Allegations

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Jul 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 05:50:36-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The state board that investigates judicial misconduct has cleared Nashville General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland of allegations brought by another judge.

According to reports, a letter from the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct raised doubt about whether the incidents alleged in the complaint by Judge Melissa Blackburn ever happened.

The letter said the investigation included interviewing witnesses to the incident on November 7, 2014. It said Moreland cooperated with the investigation and turned over relevant documents.

Blackburn wrote an email to another judge saying it was her duty to report the incident. In the email, she described Moreland as bullying women and throwing mattresses and papers in the mental health court offices.

Moreland said he doesn't understand why the complaint was filed or why the email was sent. 

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