Broome County Family Court Judge Richard Miller II has been removed from the bench.
The New York State Unified Court System confirms that Rick Miller was reassigned to other duties for administrative reasons sometime in the last couple weeks.
The spokesman refused to elaborate further on what led to his reassignment nor whether it might lead to his permanent removal from the bench.
Miller tells NewsChannel 34 that he cannot comment on the situation.
Broome County’s remaining three Family Court Judges are being assigned Miller’s case load.
Miller was first elected to a 10-year term as Family Court Judge in 2014 when the state authorized Broome to add a 4th judge to Family Court.
The Republican previously served as Town of Union and Johnson City Village Justice and is the son of the late Assemblyman Dick Miller.