The Las Vegas Police Protective Association (LVPPA), the union which represents Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers, is calling for a judge to step down, as well as an ethics investigation.

This is after a video circulated of Clark County District Court Judge Erika Ballou making comments on the bench about police officers while addressing a defendant on July 11.

“You’re the one making the decisions not to walk away from cops. You’re a Black man in America.  You know you don’t want to be nowhere where cops are,” Judge Ballou said. “You know you don’t want to be nowhere where cops are cause I know I don’t, and I’m a middle-aged, middle-class Black woman. I don’t want to be around where the cops are because I don’t know if I’m going to walk away alive or not.”

The Clark County District attorney’s office was seeking the revocation of the probation of the defendant who Judge Ballou was addressing.  While on probation for a previous case, the defendant is accused of committing battery against an officer.

Judge Ballou told the defendant that even if the new case can be defended, he was on thin ice. “Even if the cop like came after and was harassing your group, you should have walked away instead of staying,” she said. “You needed to walk away because you knew you were on probation, you knew.”

Judge Ballou ruled that the defendant was in violation of probation.  She revoked his probation and reduced his sentence. The original 24 to 60-month sentence is now 19 to 48 months.

DAWG SAYS: NOTICE IN THE PICTURE SHE IS WEARING A POLITICAL BUTTON “BLACK LIVES MATTER”. SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IMPARTIAL.


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