MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Judge Melissa Boyd will temporarily step away from her position due to illness, according to the Tennessee Administrative Office of Courts.
Boyd will be on a leave of absence through the summer, Barbara Peck, the AOC’s Director of Communications told WREG.
The specifics of her illness remain unknown.
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On May 11, it was reported that Boyd received a reprimand from a state board after she solicited money for a school while wearing her judicial robes on social media.
The board said Boyd failed to respond to a notice of the investigation into the posts sent to her Dec. 21, 2022, until more than a month after the deadline.
Boyd serves as Division IX judge of the 30th Judicial District Criminal Court, a seat she won in a general election Aug. 4, 2022.