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Petri Hawkins Byrd serves as a Bailiff on Amazon Freevee’s Tribunal Justice, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin. Previously, Hawkins Byrd (“Byrd”) was the bailiff on the Emmy®Award-winning Judge Judy for the entire 25 year run of the series, which was the #1 program in first-run syndication for 12 consecutive seasons.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Hawkins Byrd (“Byrd”) received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1989. During this time, Byrd worked as a court officer in the Brooklyn Family Court system. In 1986, he was transferred to the Manhattan Family Court system, where he worked on a rotating basis with all the judges, including Judge Judith Sheindlin