Today’s title card is between Fulton DA Paul Howard and Judge Marvin Arrington, after Howard ordered an Assistant District Attorney not to pay a contempt fine levied by Arrington:
Arrington wrote Howard “walked up to me, within ¼ inch of my face, and shouted that I was making a mockery of the judiciary, and I responded by saying that he was making a mockery of the judiciary by ordering an assistant district attorney not to follow the court’s order. Mr. Howard further stood out in the hallway and challenged the Fulton County deputies to release Ms. Dunikoski into his custody. I informed the deputies that she was not to be released.”
Moments later, Arrington wrote, Howard came into the judge’s office.
“Mr. Howard barged into my office and demanded to see me,” Arrington wrote. “I asked the deputies to escort him out of my office until the hearing could be held at 2:00 p.m. on today’s [Thursday] date. Frankly, Mr. Howard’s behavior and subsequent tirade made me fearful of my safety.”