36th District Court Judge Davis faces security screening as some sort of security threat

Posted at 6:21 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 18:21:07-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — 36th District Court Chief Judge Nancy Blount has issued restrictions on Judge Kahlilia Yvette Davis because of some unspecified security threat.

The order issued on Friday states Judge Davis must enter the courthouse through the employees entrance, go through a metal detector and if any weapons are found security has the authority to confiscate them.

Judge Davis’s attorney Todd Perkins says he needs to find out why.

Last year, the same Chief Judge removed Judge Davis from the docket. Then in October, Perkins filed a request with Wayne County Circuit Court asking a higher court to take over control of 36th District Court.

Perkins says those issues have been resolved and his client is working a docket.

In a statement, Judge Blount said today:

In consultation with State Court Administrator Milton Mack, I issued an internal Order concerning Judge Kahlilia Yvette Davis. This Order was not intended to be made public, however, it is my understanding that Judge Davis posted this document on Facebook. Given her posts on social media, the import of which I think most reasonable people would find threatening (as well as several other incidents that I will not offer information on at this time), it was imperative to take further measures to ensure the safety of all within the Courthouse. The totality of all of these factors necessitated immediate action. The Order that I entered requires Judge Davis to enter through the employee entrance and clear through Security. As always, providing quality service and ensuring the safety of the public is of the utmost importance. Despite assertions to the contrary, I have no personal history with Judge Davis. As Chief Judge, I have a responsibility to the Court and to the public to ensure that the administration of justice and the timely resolution of cases are carried out. I would also like to reiterate that the lawsuit brought by Judge Davis in 2017 was found to be meritless and was dismissed. The appropriate entities have been made aware of this situation and are ultimately responsible for its resolution.