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Dothan Municipal Court Is The Biggest Screw Up

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 31 2019 10:11 PM

DOTHAN:     The Dothan Municipal Court is a catch and release court because Dothan Municipal Court Judge Rose Evans Gordon.

There was a lawsuit filed in United States Federal Court by Anthony Cooper. 

Every 48 to 72 hours the Judge is required to hold a hearing. In District Court Judge Benjamin Lewis does it. Judge Lewis even does it on holidays. Houston County District Court does the job right.

But not Judge Rose Evans Gordon.

The Anthony Cooper case settled on a Tuesday for $ 42,500.00 Paid to Cooper and his attorney’s. A matter of public record on file in the City of Dothan Finance Department.

The following Saturday Anthony Cooper was arrested by Ozark Police and was in the Dale County Jail.

I warned the Dale County Jail - Ozark Magistrate - of what happened with Cooper in the City of Dothan. They quickly informed me they were not like Dothan and did their job correctly. Cooper is in the Dale County Jail frequently and the City of Ozark has never had a lawsuit filed against them by Cooper.

But the City of Dothan knows everything. If you do not beleive me just ask them. But in a year they can not hire a City Manager!

But what the six figure Dothan Municipal Court Judge, Rose Evans Gordon, in Dothan would do is hold them for 7 days. Then in a locked courtroom where the public was barred from attending ( against the rules of court ), Judge Gordon would finally get off her lazy ass and see the person in custody.

After the Federal Judge became outraged about the conduct of Judge Gordon, the City of Dothan came under a Federal Consent Decree. No matter how many times you are arrested and fail to appear, on a new arrest of a misdemeanor offense arrested by Dothan Police Department, you sign your own bond. You beat the police officers out the door.






You can actually be arrested 20 times today by the Dothan Police Department on misdemeanors and sign your own bond each time and be released. Even if you missed court 400 times on other offenses.

And if you owe the court money, you sit for 48 hours, you are released from jail automatically.

If you fail to appear, unless interaction with the police, you go free. And Dothan Police Department will not travel outside a 30 miles radius of Dothan to pick you up if arrested by another jurisdiction.



I have the federal court documents in a notebook that will take only a few minutes to scan and post so be very careful Dothan if you want to challenge me.

The records in Dothan Municipal Court are suppose to be public records. They are difficult to get. Since 2002 the records are suppose to have been online. Even the Town of Taylor’s is online. But not Dothan Municipal Court records.

But Judge Rose Evans Gordon and the Dothan Magistrate Office has everything so screwed up they are not online. Even though Dothan has lied since 2002 about working to get them online the records are still not online.

The screw ups in Dothan Municipal Court is the very reason I chained two to the courtroom door. By the way it was with the defendant’s permission! Because it was the only way to force the Dothan Muncipal Court to do their job. 

And Dothan could not even read the law correctly to appoint a Acting Municipal Court Judge.

Dothan Police Officers who place their lives on the line hate it. The officers want to put their cases in District Court but Dothan wants the money and will not let them. 

The City of Dothan could fire Judge Gordon, close the Magistrate Office and put everything in District Court and save money. Could probably pick your garbage up for free if they did that.

During trials in Dothan Municipal Court it is reported by spies in the courtroom that Judge Rose Evans Gordon is not even listening. Sometimes, according to spies in the courtroom she is shopping online during the trial.

She makes six figures. There is not a single person on the Dothan City Commission with the backbone or leadership skills to touch her. She is a protected only because of her race and sex. She is a likeable person but a waste of six figures.

If you have information TEXT RICKEY STOKES (334) 790 - 1729.

And Dothan, you want to get into a war with me on this, let’s begin. I will bring the camera and let ‘er rip!

Tonya Minnifield is the court administrator for Dothan Municipal Court.

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