A Minnesota judge is being reassigned after saying he would no longer hear cases in a suburban court that lacked metal detectors.
A spokeswoman for Hennepin County District Courts tells WCCO-TV that Judge Lloyd Zimmerman was reassigned to Family Court. She did not know if it was a permanent or temporary reassignment.
In an email, Zimmerman says he was told Monday by the chief judge that his civil caseload ``was being taken'' from him and that the chief judge was planning to reassign him to Family Court.
Zimmerman calls it "plain acts of retaliation" for his "asking for a safe courtroom."
Zimmerman said last week he would not go to the Brooklyn Center courthouse until weapons screening is in place. He cited a recent courthouse shooting in northern Minnesota. (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)