Court: Tracie Hunter's ruling unreasonable

Tracie Hunter, file photo
Tracie Hunter, file photo

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - "Utterly unconscionable" is how an appellate court judge described a decision by Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter.

The embattled judge on Friday was reprimanded in a higher court for her handling of a 2012 custody case.

Hunter was a presiding judge in a case where two children were removed from their mother and placed in the custody of family services. The mother objected to the move, and Hunter had 60 days to make a judgment.

Rather than give a ruling within those 60 days, Hunter waited 11 months to make her judgment. She sided that the children should remain in family service custody.

The appeals court on Friday called the judgment unreasonable and condemned Hunter for waiting months to make the decision.

Hunter was indicted in January on nine felony charges that include tampering with evidence, forgery and theft in office. She has pled not guilty and a trial date has yet to be set.

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