An Alabama judge who oversees elections has reportedly been removed from office after being accused of racist and sexually inappropriate behavior.
The Associated Press reports Talladega County Probate Judge Randy Jinks, 65, was unanimously ousted in an order filed on Friday (October 30). Jinks reportedly claimed George Floyd “got what he deserved” after he was died at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May 2020.
Alabama Court of the Judiciary ruled Jinks violated five judicial ethics rules including failing to uphold the integrity and independence of the court system. Court records reveal that Jinks denied most of the claims, blamed workers for misinterpreting jokes and accused employees of eavesdropping.
Jinks’ conduct was the subject of a complaint filed back in March that accused him of watching and sharing sexually inappropriate videos and commenting about the appearance and anatomy of women.
When referring to Black people and the Black Lives Matter movement, Jinks reportedly said the n-word and told a deputy clerk that Black people get benefits and welfare “because of the color of their skin.”
Jinks also made numerous racist comments after Minneapolis police killed Floyd, calling him “just another thug” and saying “he pretty much got what he deserved,” according to the complaint.
Furthermore, the complaint states that when Jenks saw a new vehicle purchased by the only Black employee in the probate office, he remarked “I seen that car. I can’t even — I’m the judge and I can’t even afford a Mercedes. What you doing, selling drugs?”
Jinks’ duties under state law included supervising elections in Talladega County. He also handled probate matters including wills. He was first elected in 2018 and took office the next year.