A Worcester Superior Court judge was released without bail imposed upon her on Monday after she was arraigned in Marlboro District Court on domestic assault charges.
– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.
Worcester Superior Court Judge Shannon Frison charged with domestic assault.
Hits in court keep on coming for Massachusetts public officials.
Superior Court Judge Shannon Frison charged with domestic assault in court yesterday after her arrest Sunday evening in the wake of a call to the police of fighting involving two females and then apparently allegations of suffering assault by the judge were lodged when police responded to the scene.
A television station covering the story has reported that Judge Frison allegedly told police officers, “I’m a superior judge, I’m a superior judge. You can’t arrest me. Let me go.”
Further, the AP has separately reported that it has confirmed that the purported victim is Judge Frison’s wife.
At Superior Court Judge Shannon Frison’s arraignment on Monday, Marlboro District Court Judge Michael Fabbri ordered Judge Frison to stay away from and have no contact with the purported victim, to possess no firearms or other dangerous weapons and to comply with any conditions that might be set by the state Department of Children and Families.
One report noted that the purported victim was holding a child when police found her outside of the site of the reported disturbance.
Frison is due back in court on October 10 for a pretrial conference.
In the meanwhile, Judge Frison has been placed on paid administrative leave.
“According to a statement announcing her nomination, Frison previously served as an officer and lawyer in the United States Marine Corps.”
As Quincy Quarry’s ever growing legions of loyal readers will recall, this is far from the first or even but merely the second time that a Commonwealth of Massachusetts judge in Worcester County has ended up in trouble.
Accordingly, count on Quincy Quarry to continue to monitor judicial impropriety in both clearly problematic Worcester County as well as elsewhere in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.