Cook County judge charged with domestic battery after Beverly incident: CPD

Judge Carl Boyd works mainly in Markham

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Thursday, September 22, 2022
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Cook County Judge Carl Boyd was charged with domestic battery after a Beverly incident on South Seeley Avenue, Chicago police say.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Cook County Circuit Court judge has been charged with a misdemeanor after being accused of throwing a glass bottle at a window in Beverly, Chicago police said.

A 57-year-old woman told police Judge Carl Boyd threw the bottle about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in a home in the 10700-block of South Seeley Avenue. The force caused the window to break, CPD said.

CPD said the woman had a large laceration on the left side of her face from broken glass.

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Judge Boyd was taken into custody and charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

He is assigned to the Sixth Municipal District, and hears a variety of matters on a rotating basis with the other Municipal Department judges in the Markham courthouse, according to a Cook County website.

The chief judge's office asked the Illinois Supreme Court to transfer his case to someone who is not a Cook County judge, a spokeswoman for the chief judge's office said.

There was also a meeting Wednesday among the executive committee of presiding judges to determine if there needed to be a change in Boyd's assignment, but the outcome was not immediately clear early Thursday morning.