A man defending himself in court was literally stunned when he decided it might be a good idea to squabble with a judge. Let’s just say he learned an important lesson about arguing with those in positions of authority and won’t likely be doing it anytime soon.
Saamir Jhaled Khaleel Kingali, 27, was representing himself in court in July 2014 for unlawful possession of a firearm. He was speaking before Judge Robert C. Nalley, who became irritated when Kingali ignored his orders to stop speaking.
When Kingali refused to follow Nalley’s orders, he grew impatient and ordered a court deputy to “Do it,” and activate a stun-cuff Kingali was wearing in an attempt to get him to follow orders. The stun administered 50,000 volts to Kingali, who fell to the floor screaming in pain.
According to WTTG-TV, Kingali had a history of disruptive courtroom behavior, including a previous incident when he attempted to run out of the courthouse. The judge had been warned about Kingali’s behavior prior to seeing him in court and was apparently not in the mood to put up with any arguments.
Nalley, 72, was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine Thursday in a civil rights case brought against him by Kingali.
He was also sentenced to participate in anger-management classes and will also have to spend a year on probation for his behavior.
Nalley did not, however, apologize for his actions that day in court. Kigali said he felt there was no justice served and that what happened to him was “torture” and a “very dehumanizing experience.”
Take a look at news coverage of the incident below but beware it contains footage some might find disturbing:
In March of 2016, The Associated Press reported that Judge Nalley was forced “to participate in anger-management classes and pay a $5,000 fine” for his role in the incident. Nalley, who also spent a year on probation, called it an “error in judgment.”
H/T Fox News
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