State Judiciary Commission Recommends Judge Removed From Bench

The state Judiciary Commission has recommended that a suspended city judge in Shreveport be permanently removed from the bench.

In April 2006, the state Judiciary Commission ordered Judge Laleshia Walker-Alford off the bench. Alford has been on paid administrative leave since she was suspended.

Court documents say commissioners believe alford is addicted to prescription drugs, which have adversely affected her conduct on the bench.

The court will schedule a date for a hearing on Judge Laleshia Walker-Alford within the next month or so.