Sask Judge Facing Assault Charges

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 14:21



A Saskatchewan Judge has been suspended after being charged with 2 counts of assault.


Judge Donald Bird will appear in a North Battleford courtroom on February 5th.


In light of the charges the province’s chief justice, Carol Snell, has taken away Bird’s regular assignments until the matter is concluded.


A release from the government says the incidents involving Bird are alleged to have taken place in May of last year.


In addition to the two charges of assault he is also facing two counts of threatening.


Bird originally hails from Montreal Lake.


He was appointed to the bench in 2006.


He was presiding over an aboriginal court circuit in Meadow Lake up until December of last year.