Brock Turner Judge Cleared by Ethics Committee

A judicial oversight committee has concluded that a California judge did not show preferential bias when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman. Judge Aaron Persky became the subject of national outcry when he awarded Turner a short sentence for three felony sexual assault counts. The California Commission on Judicial Performance said it received thousands of compaints about Persky's ruling, accusing him of displaying favoritism toward men, and toward Stanford University athletes. (Persky was an athlete at the school.) The Commission ruled that "that there is not clear and convincing evidence of bias, abuse of authority, or other basis to conclude that Judge Persky engaged in judicial misconduct warranting discipline," it announced on Monday.