Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John Russo recused himself from the sentencing of a man he ordered gagged with duct tape last week. Video of the incident gained national and international attention, but the judge apologized for his actions Monday.
32-year-old Franklyn Williams sat silently through the hearing, until the very end as he was led out the courtroom.
"Freedom of speech. No duct tape,” he said.