Kentucky judge suspended over racially charged comments aimed at prosecutor

A Kentucky judge accused of misconduct for a series of racially charged comments aimed at a prosecutor has been suspended by the state Judicial Conduct Commission.

Olu Stevens, a circuit judge in Louisville, accepted a 90-day suspension without pay in an agreement with attorneys for the commission.

The agreement was announced at the start of a hearing Monday that potentially could have ushered Stevens off the bench for good. The commission deliberated for just a few minutes before accepting the agreement.

Stevens admitted to violating a series of judicial canons. The charges stem from Stevens' social media comments accusing a local prosecutor of wanting all-white juries. Stevens is black and the prosecutor is white.

A contrite Stevens told the commission he was wrong and his conduct was improper.