Nome Superior Court Judge accused of ethics violations

Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley has been accused of violating the Alaska Code of Judicial Conduct.

The Alaska Dispatch News reports a complaint filed with the Commission on Judicial Conduct Tuesday states that Dooley made statements that were insensitive to victims, witnesses and other parties during court proceedings.

Executive director of the commission, Marla Greenstein, says the agency began investigating Dooley after receiving a few anonymous complaints.

According to the accusations, Dooley’s statements violate the Alaska Code on Judicial Conduct and state statutes including being patient and dignified, maintaining professional competence, and acting without bias or prejudice, among other aspects.

Dooley was appointed to his position by former Gov. Sean Parnell in March 2013.

Dooley’s attorney, William Satterberg, did not immediately return a request for comment.