WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – A Florida state senator has filed an official complaint about the judge who sentenced a man who missed his jury duty.
State Sen. Bobby Powell is calling for an investigation of Judge John Kastrenakes, saying his actions were “shameful, unjust and a moral stain on our community.”READ MORE: Saharan Dust Season Underway, Keeping Storms In Check
Deandre Somerville had accidentally slept through the beginning of a jury duty trial.READ MORE: Miami-Dade To Once Again Accept Applications For Rent Relief
As a result, the 21-year-old spent 10 days in jail, was put on probation, ordered to complete community service and write an apology letter.MORE NEWS: Rapper POLO G, Others Facing Charges Following Traffic Infraction In Miami
But after public scrutiny, Kastrenakes canceled the punishment and cleared his record.