Judge Joe Brown arrested for contempt of court in Memphis

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judge-joe-brown-arrested-in-memphis-court.jpg Judge Joe Brown is on the other side of the law. The TV judge was arrested Monday (March 24) in Memphis after an altercation in juvenile court.

According to TMZ, the judge arrived at court to represent a client in a child support case, but was turned away when court staff told Brown they had no record of the case he was there to work. That didn't sit well with Brown, who allegedly became "verbally abusive and was warned several times to quiet down."

Brown reportedly "incited a near riot," TMZ's source says.

After Brown ignored the judge, he was arrested for contempt of court, cited five times for contempt and was ordered to spend five days in jail. 
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