Case Against Alleged Wife Beater Judge Dismissed

By Edward LaSalle, The Chicago Times

October 17, 2021

CHICAGO – A domestic violence case against a Cook County judge has been dropped by prosecutors on Monday after the victim decides to not press charges.

Court documents revealed that Cook County Circuit Judge Carl Boyd of the 6th Municipal District was arrested in September after he threw a bottle at a glass door window that then shattered and lacerated a 57-year-old woman on the left side of her face.  Boyd was then charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

In a court appearance last week, the female victim pleaded with prosecutors that domestic violence was an accident and she decided not to press charges.  The case was then dismissed.