Alaska Supreme Court orders mandatory retirement for Utqiagvik judge

Utqiagvik, Alaska (KTUU)
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court has placed a Superior Court judge on mandatory retirement because of a medical disability.

Justices on Friday backed the recommendation of the Alaska Judicial Conduct Commission regarding Judge Angela Greene of Utqiagvik, the Chukchi Sea community formerly known as Barrow.

Greene did not oppose the recommendation. She did not stand for retention and was due to leave office Feb. 4.

A conduct commission determined that Greene during a trial in 2016 suffered a "mini-stroke." She returned to the bench in July 2017.

While walking in December 2017, Greene was struck by a water delivery truck and knocked unconscious. Another formal investigation followed.

A doctor's review concluded she was unable to perform duties.

A call seeking comment from her attorney was not immediately returned Friday.