Solano County Superior Court Judge Robert S. Bowers was arrested yesterday in Vallejo on suspicion of domestic violence — a charge that he denies. The Vallejo Police Department said that his wife has a minor but visible injury to support her claim.
Bowers, however, has supplied witnesses to support his account and his lawyer criticized the police for bringing the charges without sufficient evidence. Attorney Daniel Russo said. “The Vallejo police should be ashamed of themselves . . . Normally it’s dangerous for a defense attorney to say this, but I categorically deny that Bowers had any contact with his wife.”
Bowers posted $25,000 bail and transferred his case to another judge. It is not clear how long he will refrain from hearing cases.