GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A chief district judge resigned his leadership position amid criticism for sending around e-mails that poked fun at minorities or were sexually oriented.
William Daisy offered to resign the leadership post but will remain a judge, pending possible action by a disciplinary commission. His salary will drop from $113,135 to $109,556.
The resignation was accepted by state Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake on Tuesday. Lake said Daisy was a good man but the jokes were "totally inappropriate."
The punishment came on a complaint against Daisy filed with the Judicial Standards Commission, Lake has said.