The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it approved the decision of the Judicial Qualifications Commission to accept the retirement of Monroe County Probate Judge Karen Pitman.
Pitman, 50, sent a letter to Gov. Nathan Deal’s office last week announcing her decision to retire, which Deal accepted in a later dated Thursday, according to documents posted on the JQC’s website.
The JQC was investigating Pitman for allegations “of irregularities in the process of Uniform Traffic Citations” in Probate Court.
The investigation ended when Pitman announced her retirement, set for Dec. 15.
However, Pitman told The Telegraph last week that she changed her mind about retiring and was going to start the process of reversing that decision.