Cleveland Judge Pinkey Carr Discipline


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CLEVELAND (WJW) – The group I-FOX 8 studied Verdict City of Cleveland Pinkey Carr was one step closer to being disciplined.

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct on Friday recommended that Carr be immediately removed from his position as a judge and suspended from practicing law for two years. The state supreme court will now review the panel’s findings and make a final decision.

Carr’s attorney is asking for a “Two-year suspension of law practice, full stay” meaning that she can continue to practice law as long as she has, “Full and complete compliance with the regime.” your mental health” and receive additional hours of continuing legal education in your area of ​​expertise.

It is not known when the Supreme Court will rule on the matter.

The Chairman of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct, Richard Dove, wrote a 58-page recommendation, saying that Carr, after nine years on the bench, “has considered the courtroom to be its own domain. hers.” The recommendation goes on to say that Carr’s courtroom was more like a circus than a law court. “

The judge was accused of several violations, including ignoring a March 2020 directive to stop holding hearings because of the pandemic.

Officials with the Ohio Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel also accused Carr of violating multiple codes of professional conduct, including not wearing appropriate attire on the bench, holding hearings without a prosecutor or defense attorney, making jokes and taunting defendants, and filing fictitious papers with the courts.

On March 18, 2020, FOX 8 I-Team asked the judge if she would issue subpoenas for defendants who didn’t show up and she said she didn’t. The I-Team then checked the court records and discovered that she had issued more than 30 subpoenas. She then told the I-Team that she had no intention of giving orders.

State disciplinary attorneys referred to the FOX 8 I-Team interview in their brief, where Carr said, “Abusing her powers by issuing an arrest warrant against with unsuspecting defendants instructed not to appear in court. Instead of admitting his wrongdoing, the defendant agreed to participate in a FOX 8 News interview and continued to lie calmly and blatantly about issuing arrest warrants against those who did not. appear in court. In fact, immediately after the interview, respondents gave 20 additional commands to those who had not yet appeared. “

I-Team contacted Carr Friday and she referred us to her attorney. We have left a message with her attorney, but have yet to receive a response. Cleveland Judge Pinkey Carr Discipline


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