Judge Pinkey Susan Carr, 57, is a former Ohio judge who was dismissed from the bench on Tuesday owing to her persistent lying, issuance of unauthorized arrest warrants, and wearing of spandex shorts, tank tops, and shoes in court.
There is a video for an A&E program in which the judge is shown lying about issuing arrest warrants for those who failed to appear in court when the court was closed due to COVID.
Carr, who attributed her threatening conduct to menopause and sleep deprivation, consented to undergo mental and physical health exams. She was accused of more than a hundred incidents of indiscretion.
“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 earned the second-most severe sentence that may be given for ethical infractions on an attorney or judge.
Nicholas Froning, her defense counsel, said that the judge’s bad behavior as a public official resulted from’mistreated’ or ‘untreated’ ailments such as’sleep apnea, menopause, and a generalized mood problem’ — a statement that the panel found difficult to accept.
Carr’s misconduct was first discovered when she continued to perform court sessions after the global COVID-19 outbreak forced the courts to close.
She issued arrest warrants for defendants who failed to appear in court after being advised they were not obligated to due to the coronavirus.
A narrator from A and E discusses the following video.
Presiding it’s March 17 2020 the countries in the early stages of the covid-19. Pandemic. Cleveland’s administrative court, has issued an order that all hearings for defendants who are not in jail, had been postponed. So, why is Judge Carr’s courtroom still open for all?
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 says.
The judge is then heard to state, “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.”
The Narrator says, “The judge’s statement contradicts the administrative order regarding covid-19 and Jablonski wants an explanation.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“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…