Judge who insulted traffic cop over ticket under CSM review

Magistrate parked in no-parking zone

(ANSA) - Rome, April 8 - The Italian judiciary's self-governing body or Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) has begun proceedings against a Rome judge who verbally threatened and insulted a traffic cop who gave him a parking ticket, sources said Wednesday.
    "I'm a Constitutional Court magistrate, you need to get rid of this ticket," magistrate Pier Franco Bruno allegedly told the traffic cop after the latter wrote him up for parking in a no-parking zone.
    When the cop refused to back down, the judge allegedly proceeded to insult him, finishing off his diatribe with "this doesn't end here".
    Bruno - a magistrate at a branch of the Italian judiciary that supervises the enforcement of sentences - offended the cop's "honor and decorum", according to prosecutors from Italy's supreme Cassation Court prosecution.
    A criminal case against Bruno over the incident has been shelved, sources said.
    The CSM will meet April 17 to decide whether or not to take disciplinary action against the judge.