The shocking moment judge is dragged from court to begin prison sentence
Footage from inside a courtroom has gone viral after it depicted a juvenile judge being dragged away from court by police to immediately begin her prison sentence.
The Ohio-based judge, Tracie Hunter had been on a mission since 2014 fighting her conviction and six-month jail sentence for allegedly using her influential position to help a family member, as reported by Yahoo News.
Chaos in the courtroom:
This was the scene in a Hamilton County courtroom Monday morning as former juvenile judge Tracie Hunter was ordered to serve six months in jail and dragged out: https://t.co/8NEFZWOVcY pic.twitter.com/HBlImlDxnI
— WLWT (@WLWT) July 22, 2019
Tracie’s brother Stephen Hunter allegedly struck a young person while working as a youth corrections officer in 2013 - which led to his boss recommending he be fired.
Tracie requested documents on the teenage offender and handed them over to her brother, according to prosecutors.
She was the first African American to be elected to Hamilton County’s Juvenile Court and maintains her prosecution was politically motivated.
She was handcuffed after the judge made his decision and was hastily taken away despite her protest.
The courtroom was filled with supporters who believed the woman was wrongfully prosecuted and sent letters to the personal address of the presiding judge in the hearing - however, his overall decision was not influenced.