Bell County Commissioners make plan to replace Claudia Brown

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In an unanimous vote, the Bell County Commissioners court decided Tuesday how to replace Claudia Brown as the Precinct 4, Place 1 Justice of the Peace.

A jury found her unfit for the role February 13th, after several members of the court testified she made mistakes in the courtroom concerning bond amounts.  Brown gained the public eye when she set a $4 Billion bond for a murder suspect in 2017.  At the time, she said it was meant to send a message about bond amounts.

The Commissioners say they will accept three candidate names from the Bell County Democratic Party Chair to fill the position.  The names must be in by noon on February 25th.  They will then interview the candidates and hope to appoint someone by March 1st.

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