January 24, 2007

CA: p.d. karate calms courtroom combatant

Another reason that you should heed your public defender: he might have a black belt in karate. From KPIX:

Lawyer Punches Client In Sonoma County Court Melee

A 44-year-old Cotati man was punched by his own attorney and shot twice with a Taser stun gun Wednesday during a melee that emptied a full Sonoma County courtroom after he tried to remove a court bailiff's firearm from its holster...

Then attorneys joined the fray. Deputy District Attorney Robert Waner and
(Deputy Public Defender Jeff) Mitchell, who has a black belt in Kempo Karate, participated in restraining the defendant...

1 Comment:

Evan said...

Yet another reason always to respect your PD.