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JUDGE MERRILEE EHRLICH UPDATE
UPDATE TO ARTICLE PUBLISHED April 20, 2018
We have confirmed, and are very sorry to report that Sandra Twiggs, 59, who appeared before judge Ehrlich last Sunday, did in fact pass away Wednesday in her sleep at her Lauderhill home after being released from jail.
Our deepest sympathy to her family.
Sandra Twiggs appeared before judge Ehrlich last Sunday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
The 59 year old showed up at for her court appearance in a wheelchair, coughing. She suffers from asthma and chronic lung disease, COPD.
She appeared in a live video feed from the North Broward jail, while judge Merrilee Ehrlich was at the main courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
When Ms. Twiggs attempted to tell the judge she suffers from asthma and needed a breathing treatment, the judge screamed at her stating, “Mam, I’m not here to talk about your breathing treatment.”.
Once again most of the MSM, (Main Stream Media), in a rush to be the first, got some of it wrong. They are currently reporting that the judge has resigned.
The info we have at this time is Judge Ehrlich announced her retirement date of June 30, 2018 more than a month ago to the Broward County Women’s Lawyer Association luncheon. She filed the paperwork for this two weeks ago. Her retirement has nothing to do with this.
However this we are very glad to report. According to Rafael Olmeda at the Sun Sentinel, chief judge Jack Tuter, has told the judge not to bother coming back to work on Monday.
From The Sun Sentinel:
Chief Administrative Judge Jack Tuter said Saturday that he is telling Circuit Court Judge Merrilee Ehrlich not to return to the courthouse because of how she treated Sandra Twiggs.
“In light of recent events we have decided Judge Ehrlich will be told not to return to the courthouse as her retirement is effective June 30,” Tuter said. “I will be working this weekend to find a substitute to cover Judge Ehrlich’s division.”
On the weekends, judges from all divisions have to take turns on a rotation presiding over bond or first appearance hearings. Judge Ehrlich’s division during the week is the family court.
The MSM Totally Missed This One
Sandra Twiggs was back in bond court on Monday, on an added charge of petty theft.
You can see her still struggling to breath. Why did she not mention medical help?
Maybe it was the treatment she got from judge Ehrlich the day before. This woman had never been in any kind of trouble before. This was her first encounter with the criminal justice system. She is at about 2 minutes into the video.
As you’ll see, this judge treated her very differently.
Here’s a link to the other article and video. Click Here!
If anyone hears of any protests being planned, please let us know.