Daily Mail A Florida drug court judge is headed for rehab herself after an erratic performance at the bench last week. Broward County Court judge Gisele Pollack, 55, resided over the court for an hour and a half before abruptly walking out and ending the Tuesday’s court session. Audio of the incident recorded Pollack telling defendants they have to get clean in a slurred voice.’You have to be warned… being clean…’ she mumbled to a defendant. ‘What?’ said the defendant, confused. According to the Orlando Sentinel, she was later seen yelling at her judicial assistant, demanding that her car keys be returned. Pollack did not appear in court Wednesday, but returned to work Thursday where she did not address the incident but told a packed court of graduates of the misdemeanor drug court program that they must ‘remain vigilant.’ She told Local 10 Thursday that she is suffering from depression.’I have some health issues,’ she said. ‘I’m going into treatment for them. I have two weeks off starting [Friday]. I’m going to be in an intense outpatient program.”I’m a good judge and I’m going to ask you to please work with me,’ she said. Pollack, who has never made a secret of her past alcohol and drug abuse problems, was elected to the bench in 2004. A year later, she established the misdemeanor drug court. ‘Defendants prepared to go through a treatment program and six months worth of testing, supervision and staying clean would have the charges against them dismissed,’ Pollack has said of the program. Attorney Eric Schwartzreich, who is advising Pollack after Tuesday’s breakdown, says the judge has had issues in her personal life recently.
Talk about a hypocrite, Judge Gisele Pollack was sentencing people to jail time for drug related offenses, while she herself was all doped up. I am not going to say that the Judge was using the same illegal drugs that she was trying to keep off the streets, she may have been on booze and/or prescription pills, but either way she wasn’t sober at work while yelling at people to stay clean. A doped up Judge sentencing people on drug offenses…Only on Florida!
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