Private Warning of a District Court Judge. 08/24/2015.
The judge failed to maintain order and decorum in the courtroom when she took no action to appropriately and timely address contemptuous conduct in the courtroom during court proceedings. The judge should have known there was miscommunication to the bailiff, from the unusual and surprising in-chambers interactions with various defense attorneys and Assistant District Attorney sent to handle a contempt charge and that she needed to take immediate action to correct the misapprehension that resulted in an hour-long detention. [Violation of Canons 3B(3) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Article V, §1-a(6)A of the Texas Constitution.] Private Warning of a District Court Judge. 08/24/2015.