Suspension recommended for Alcorn County judge

JACKSON — A judicial watchdog agency has accused an Alcorn County judge of fixing tickets.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance on Tuesday recommended a public reprimand and a 90-day suspension without pay for Justice Court Judge Steve Little.

The Mississippi Supreme Court will decide any punishment for Little.

The commission says Little had acknowledged his errors in the handling of some misdemeanor DUI cases. The commission says Little fixed 16 DUI tickets by remanding the cases, failing to issue a judgment or retiring the cases to the files.

The commission says Little also allowed the DUI cases to be retired to files if the defendant completed an alcohol or drug treatment program. The commission says complete of a treatment program does not cancel out a DUI charge.

The Associated Press