Following allegations of judicial misconduct, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct is launching an investigation into the recent activity of Smith County Judge Joel Baker.
The SCJC released the following statement to KETK:
“The Commission has been made aware of the allegations…concerning the conduct of former Commission member, Judge Joel Baker. In light of the information contained in the media story, the Commission will be initiating an investigation into the alleged conduct of the judge. No further statements will be issued at this time,”
The announcement by the Commission, in which Judge Baker was recently a member of, was made after Judge Baker was accused of lewd conduct by a woman in Smith County. However, the woman, who is accusing Judge Baker, also admitted to engaging in inappropriate behavior, according to reports.
On Monday, Grassroots America We The People formally called for Judge Baker to resign from his Smith County.