September 27, 2022

Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet Officially Resigns After Being Caught Using N Word on Video

Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet has resigned from the bench after being caught on tape utilizing the N-word.

Friday morning, Dane Ciolino– Odinet’s lawyer– filed the disgraced decide’s resignation letter with the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Ciolino mentioned in an announcement that “Ms. Odinet understands that this is the end of her public service, but only the beginning of what she must to do to earn the forgiveness of the community.”

Odinet got here underneath hearth after a video of a gaggle of individuals utilizing racial slurs watching an tried housebreaking suspect on surveillance footage was launched. Although nobody will be seen, it was later confirmed Odinet was one of many voices heard utilizing the slur.

Beforehand, Odinet had taken depart from the bench. She was then suspended pending an investigation by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

As a outcome of the controversy, the Orleans Parish district lawyer ordered a assessment of any instances she prosecuted whereas working for the workplace within the Nineties.