A fight between a judge and a public defender broke out in a courtroom in Florida on Monday.
Judge John Murphy was allegedly trying to get public defender Andrew Weinstock to waive his client’s right to a speedy trial.
Video footage shows Murphy telling Weinstock, “You know, if I had a rock I would throw it at you right now. Stop pissing me off. Just sit down.” Weinstock responds, “You know I’m the public defender. I have a right to be here and I have a right to stand and represent my client.”
Murphy then invites Weinstock to go out to a hallway in the back so they could settle their issue by fist fighting. Murphy is heard saying, “If you want to fight, let’s go out back and I’ll just beat your ass.”