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Scottsboro judge under investigation not reappointed


A Scottsboro municipal judge who's facing a state investigation is now off the bench.

READ MORE: Scottsboro judge under investigation by state judicial commission

On Monday night, the city council elected not to reappoint Judge James Mick but did reappoint the current backup judge and court prosecutors.

The city council reappointed former municipal judge Ralph Grider to serve as judge.

Council president Patrick Stewart said it was time to reappoint the municipal court personnel, which is what prompted Monday nights actions.

Municipal court clerk Caroline Starr said Mick was given notice by the Judicial Inquiry Commission, and state personnel came to Scottsboro on Sept. 2.

It's unknown what the allegations are or what prompted the investigation. Starr said anyone can file a complaint.

Mayor Melton Potter said Grider will begin his 2-year term on Oct. 1.

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