Tuesday, October 27, 2015

PTSD Afghanistan Veteran Fights to Keep Job As Brevard County Judge

There is nothing about having PTSD that anyone should be ashamed of other than the way this country treats veterans with it. Judge John Murphy is an example of that considering he has it from serving in Afghanistan but still managed to clam down soon after a fight with a lawyer.

Brevard judge appeals suspension after courtroom scuffle
FLORIDA TODAY
October 27, 2015

Brevard County Judge John Murphy is trying to keep his job after his Oct. 6 suspension that was issued in response to an altercation between the judge and a public defender last year.
Court documents state that Murphy has been issued a 30 percent disability by the Department of Veteran Affairs due to post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from his combat deployment to Afghanistan.
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Tensions between Brevard County Judge John C. Murphy and assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock resulted in a challenge - and apparent fight just outside a courtroom in Viera on Monday morning. Posted June 2, 2014