Judge Glenda Hatchett to Represent Philando Castile’s Family

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TV's Judge Glenda Hatchett has officially taken on the role of Philando Castile's family attorney.

Former chief judge of Fulton County Juvenile Court and former host of TV’s Judge Hatchett, Glenda Hatchett, has been brought on to represent the family of Philando Castile, who was killed last Wednesday during a traffic stop.

In a statement obtained by NBCNews, Hatchett’s law firm states the briefing would address “expectations for their civil case” and would announce Castile’s funeral arrangements.

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“I am deeply concerned about what seems to be an epidemic of African-American men being killed by police officers,” said Hatchett. “We have often seen demonstrations and debates and I raise the critical question, ‘When will there be systemic reform?”

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Judge Hatchett ran for eight years before being cancelled in 2008. NBCNews reports that Hatchett is set to return to a similar program called The Verdict With Judge Hatchett later this year.

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