No release of video or audio depicting judge’s behavior

From CBS4 (Denver): Denver County Court administrators say they will not be releasing audio or video recordings taken in a public courtroom that may show a Denver judge acting erratically and inappropriately saying that releasing the recordings is “not in the public interest.”

CBS4 first reported on the behavior of County Court Judge Kerry Hada, a respected jurist, who sources say acted so erratically in a courtroom Friday, Sept. 11, sheriff’s deputies were eventually summoned to remove Hada from the courtroom.

Multiple sources say Hada was acting erratically and was nonsensical and refused to leave the courtroom when ordered by Chief Judge John Marcucci. Sources say sheriff’s deputies had to subdue and remove Hada from the courtroom.

The following Monday night, the Denver police SWAT team was summoned to a southeast Denver hotel and engaged in a standoff with a hotel guest. Other hotel guests had to be evacuated from their rooms. Denver police say the subject of that investigation, which they called a “welfare check,” was taken into custody and removed.

There are numerous indications the guest was Judge Hada. One Denver police source who asked not to be identified, said Hada seemed to be “delusional” when he was at the hotel. However Denver’s Manager of Safety’s Office refused to release any records on that standoff or on the Friday courtroom incident saying there was an ongoing investigation.

CBS4 subsequently requested audio and video recordings from Hada’s courtroom from Sept. 11, but Denver County Court Administrator Terrie Langham said Wednesday the public will not be able to view those recordings.

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