Private Warning of a Municipal Court Judge. (11/27/12).


The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she accepted a criminal complaint, performed her own independent investigation into the merits of the case, and then dismissed the matter in a manner not authorized by law. The judge further demonstrated an impermissible bias in favor of the complaining witness, and lent the prestige of her judicial office to advance the private interests of that person by facilitating a financial settlement of a criminal dispute between the complaining witness and the defendant. [Violation of Canons 2A, 2B, 3B(2), and 3B(5) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning of a Municipal Court Judge. (11/27/12).