Superior Court Judge once suspended in Drunken driving case faces new disciplinary hearing
E. Curtissa Cofield, a Superior Court Judge who was suspended in 2009 for eight months in a DUI incident, faces a new disciplinary hearing on 19th of June for allegedly allowing child-protection cases involving 10 foster children to languish. She had to make decisions in 4 cases in which 10 children were involved but she failed to render a ruling within the required 120 days.
It was the longest suspension in at least twenty years which Cofield received.
In Connecticut, disciplinary hearings against sitting judges are not common. Since 1989, there have been twelve disciplinary hearings and Cofield’s case was one of those 12 cases.