Judge Michelle Odinet apologized for causing ‘pain’ with her words after she compared a black burglary suspect to a cockroach
American Judge who used the N-word in describing a black burglar trying to get into her car, has now resigned.
Michelle Odinet, Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet asked for forgiveness Friday after being caught with her family making racist comments towards the suspect in the burglary while she watched surveillance footage.
Odinet stated in her resignation letter that she took “full responsibility for the hurtful words I used to describe the individual who burglarized the vehicles at my home.”
“I am sorry for the pain that I have caused my community and ask for your forgiveness, as my words did not foster the public’s confidence and integrity for the judiciary,”She said.
Odinet “understands that this is the end of her public service, but only the beginning of what she needs to do to earn the forgiveness of the community,”Dane Ciolino was her lawyer and stated this in a statement to The Advocate newspaper.
Following the viral internet success of footage that captured racist remarks, the judge had to leave.
During the video, Odinet was heard saying, “We have a n*****! It’s a n*****! Like a roach,”Before laughing.
Odinet won her claim to the video after it went viral. “mental state”At the moment “was fragile”She was. “unable to sleep”In the wake of this frightening burglary, Odinet was forced to flee her house. Odinet stated that she had been robbed. “given a sedative at the time of the video”And “zero recollection”The “disturbing language used.”
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