City of Thornton Municipal Judge Complaint
Fill out this form to submit a Municipal Judge Complaint to the City Manager of the city of Thornton.
Please read this form in its entirety.
Scope of Authority
This form is used for conduct review only and is NOT reviewed by a court of law. The validity of a judge’s decision can only be challenged through the appellate process, and if you wish to file an appeal, you should do so without waiting to hear the results of this process. The filing of a complaint does not extend the time to file an appeal.
Requirement of Confidentiality
All information filed with and action taken through this complaint process shall be confidential and treated as a personnel matter as provided by State Law.
- Your Statement of Facts should describe the specific acts or events that caused you to believe the judge acted inappropriately.
In lieu of submitting the following complaint form electronically, the original complaint form and all attachments may be filed in person or mailed to the following:
City of Thornton
Attn: City Manager’s Office
9500 Civic Center Drive
Thornton, CO 80229 If you need additional information, call the City Manager’s Office at 303-538-7200.
- If you prefer, you may provide a letter or summary instead of this form. Please identify the judge, provide the case number, date when the issue occurred, and express your concerns about the judge’s conduct.
- Keep a copy of the complaint and your statement for your records.
This complaint will be reviewed by an independent retired Judge (“Judge”) and if the Judge determines the information does not establish inappropriate behavior, the complaint will proceed no further. If the Judge determines there is a reasonable basis to proceed further, the Judge will commence additional investigation of the Thornton Municipal judge’s alleged conduct and may request additional information regarding the matter. The Judge will provide the results of this investigation to the Thornton Municipal judge and City Council which are confidential.