LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The panel that disciplines Arkansas judges has dismissed complaints against a Drew County district judge after the judge resigned and promised not to seek future office on the bench.
The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission on Thursday said it would drop complaints against Judge Ken Harper.
The commission released two letters from Harper. One was to Gov. Mike Beebe to announce his resignation and pledge not take office for a term that was to begin in January. The other was to the commission, in which Harper said there would be no need to try him since he would leave the bench and promised not to return.
The commission had accused Harper of numerous ethical violations that it said were brought on by alcohol and drug abuse by Harper.
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