Cook County judge on ‘administrative duty’ after surveillance video shows her locking up child

A self-proclaimed “lock-’em-up” Cook County judge has been placed on “administrative duty,” after surveillance video surfaced of her putting a child in a courtroom lock-up reserved for adults.

The child, whose face is obscured in the Feb. 19 video, spent about 10 minutes locked up behind a wire-mesh door in a cell that appears to be otherwise empty. The video was provided to the Chicago Sun-Times by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

At one point in the profile, Portman-Brown is quoted as saying from the bench: “When mess up, I’m like the Incredible Hulk: do not wanna see me angry. When I get angry, I lock people up. I’m known as the lock-’em-up judge.”



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