NY Judge Allegedly Helps Suspect Escape Arrest

Police officals claim a Queens judge helped a suspect elude police yesterday, The New York Times reports.

Supreme Court Justice Laura D. Blackburne allegedly told Derek Sterling, appearing befoire her as part of a drug treatment program, to leave her courtroom through a side door yesterday to avoid a detective waiting in a hallway to arrest him in a separate robbery case.

New York's police commissioner has called for a judicial misconduct investigation.

Via this blurb from New York Lawyer. The whole story is here from the New York Times.