Judge Pinkey Susan Carr, 57, a former judge in Ohio, was dismissed from the bench on Tuesday as a result of her misconduct, which included lying frequently, issuing false arrest warrants, and dressing inappropriately for court appearances by donning spandex shorts, tank tops, and sneakers.
In a clip for an A&E program, the judge can be seen lying about issuing arrest warrants for persons who failed to appear in court when it was closed due to COVID.
Carr agreed to get assessments of her mental and physical health despite blaming her aggressive conduct on Menopause and lack of sleep. She has been charged with wrongdoing more than 100 times.
“In the final 5-2 ruling, the justices said Carr’s ‘unprecedented’ behavior demonstrated a severe ‘abuse’ of power and they said that the spandex-wearing Ohio judge as removed for acting ‘in a manner befitting a game show host,” The Daily Mail reported adding:
“She jailed defendants for not turning up despite COVID closing the court and handed out a birthday pardon and was suspended indefinitely by the Ohio Supreme Court. She repeatedly lied about her misdeeds, forged court documents and put out illegitimate arrest warrants.”
Carr was given the second-severest punishment an attorney or judge may receive for ethical transgressions.
The judge’s counsel, Nicholas Froning, made the difficult-to-buy claim that the judge’s terrible behavior as a public official was caused by “mistreated” or “untreated” ailments such “sleep apnea, menopause, and a generalized mood disorder.”
After the global COVID-19 outbreak forced the courts to close, Carr continued holding court hearings, which is how Carr’s misconduct initially came to light.
Despite being informed that defendants were not required to appear in court due to the coronavirus, she later issued warrants for their arrest.
The following video is described by an A and E narrator:
The COVID-19 Pandemic is now in its early phases in the countries as of March 17, 2020. The administrative court in Cleveland has made a decision to postpone all sessions for defendants who are not in custody. Why then is Judge Carr’s courtroom still accessible to everyone?
“Fact, number 31 bond is set at twenty-five hundred. It’s a question on the mind of assistant public defender Mark Jablonski,” the narrator continues.
The Judge may then be heard declaring, “Nothing stopped for me. My cases, go on, not everybody watches the news. I actually have people. Yeah, I had people today. I’ll do that to people.”
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The Narrator says, “The judge’s statement contradicts the administrative order regarding covid-19 and Jablonski wants an explanation.”
“I’m here, I’m here. People show up. I’m here. So now don’t call people and tell them not to show up if they show up, I’m here,” The Judge says.
“But this judge isn’t just allowing people to show up; she’s punishing those who don’t in the preceding days, she did shoot several arrests warrants which in court terminology is known as capias. Officer present. No defendant cases will be a continuing. His exchange regarding the order to Blonsky ask the judge about her position,” the narrator says. CONTINUE READING…