“Half Naked & Smoking:” Colombian Judge Suspended After Appearing In Bed During Virtual Court Proceeding
Colombia’s Sectional Commission for Judicial Discipline has suspended without pay, Judge Heidy Vivian Polania Franco for three months from her role as criminal judge in the Eastern border city of Cúcuta after the entity received complaints that the judge appeared for an online hearing in bed, smoking and inappropriately dressed.
En un video que circula por WhatsApp se ve a la jueza Vivian Polanía (trabaja en el Palacio de Justicia de Cúcuta) atendiendo una diligencia judicial en su cama, semidesnuda y fumando. No sé si esto pueda acarrearle alguna sanción, pero al menos el escándalo ya está servido. pic.twitter.com/9rgNx4C6pV
— Manolesco (@jhonjacome) November 17, 2022
In addition to her legal duties, the judge appears to enjoy posting provocative pictures of herself on social media. However, in this case the judge was presiding over a hearing to determine whether a criminal suspect should be released or detained pending trial. The disciplinary entity determined that the judge violated norms of decorum and conduct, and failed to duly respect the proceeding and those involved.
Ah y la juez más digna de Colombia también tiene TikTok ? pic.twitter.com/2uabpN6ZNV
— BlueCat (@solamentecat) November 18, 2022