Instead, court records show that Prince George's County Judge Richard A. Palumbo dismissed the order. (He later said this was a clerical error.)
"I'd like to be 6-foot-5," Palumbo
"But that's not what we do here.
You have to go to divorce court for that.
Other recordings of cases handled by Palumbo
reveal a similar judicial style.
In one instance, Palumbo
told a man to find a new mate, saying, "Women are like buses, they come by every five minutes.
told a strangulation victim who said her
voice box was broken: "Didn't I have the same problem with you last week Do I make you nervous?
told a man with a speech impediment, who was unable to speak, "It might be good exercise for you.
Let me hear you say your name."
After the Cade case made headlines and these recordings were aired, an area domestic violence center filed a complaint against the judge.
was first reassigned to clerical duty, then weeks later, a statewide Commission on Judicial Disabilities filed misconduct charges against him, based on these recordings.
Shortly thereafter, Judge Palumbo
retired, citing medical issues, before the misconduct charges could be addressed in a hearing.