A Maricopa County Superior Court judge and her staff mocked and ridiculed people during hearings and trials by routinely emailing each other cruel and obscene statements, jokes, and memes.
“The Arizona commission that investigates judges dismissed a detailed complaint with evidence and scrubbed Otis’s name from their final findings. During their investigation, Otis was allowed to resign.Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel then hired Otis as a high-level prosecutor in the office’s capital case unit.“
“Otis declined to be interviewed. But she released a lengthy statement through an MCAO spokesperson. Otis wrote she has ‘always tried to act with integrity’ and she takes ‘full responsibility’ for what happened.”
ABC15 exposes ‘astonishing and horrific’ conduct by judge, staff in major cases…. (dis)honorable Judge Erin O’Brien Otis
Judge Erin O’Brien Otis came from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where she specialized in prosecuting sex crime cases and was named “Prosecutor of the Year” in 2010.
Governor Doug Ducey appointed Otis an official judge in 2016,
In 2020, after an investigation was launched, Otis resigned.
ABC15 has independently verified many of the allegations in the complaint filed with the commission. Dave Biscobing will be exposing more.
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