The Broward County judge, who rioted as a video of her bullying situation and cursed a woman in a wheelchair, immediately left the bank.
Judge Merrilee Ehrlich was already planning to retire at the end of June. This plan was blown up when the video of a first-time hearing became viral after it was posted by the Miami Herald.
The convict in the hearing, frail and apparently out of breath, was found dead by her three days later
The courtroom footage aroused overwhelming response from social media commentators, as well as Broward's public defender Howard Finkelstein, who Honestly asked to banish him from the courtroom.
Honestly beat him and forbade him yourself.
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The court records show that Ehrlich filed a letter of resignation to Governor Rick Scott on April 10, five days before Ehrlich verbally abused the 59-year-old defendant Sandra Faye Twiggs. Twiggs suffered from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also called COPD.
Twiggs was arrested following a clash with her 19-year-old daughter. The daughter suffered a scratch.
Twiggs & # 39; s family told the Miami Herald Friday that Twiggs was hungry, dizzy and breathless at the border after he was out of jail and brought home after he had difficulty getting their medication to get in jail.
Twiggs was not the sole target of the judge's wrath on Sunday, April 15.
The next defendant was a 30-year-old woman from Fort Lauderdale who was charged with a domestic battery offense. A police report says that the woman allegedly pushed and punched a man and then pulled his T-shirt, causing it to "stretch and tear slightly".
In the video, the woman worries who will take care of her 9-month-old baby while in prison. She begins to sob and tremble. "Do not talk, you have a lawyer here who speaks for you!" Honesty screams. "Ma, be quiet or move away, shut up!"
Officials say they are working to reassign judges to handle their cases.