The Freedom of Religion Foundation has filed a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct regarding the actions of Judge Tammy Kemp in the Amber Guyger murder trial.
After Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean, the judge hugged her, gave her a bible and prayed with her.
The organization filing the complaint says
The complaint states:
We write to raise your awareness of Judge Kemp’s actions at the close of the trial — during which she gifted a Christian bible, instructing the convicted criminal on how to read the bible and which passages to pay attention to, and witnessing to that convicted murderer. These proselytizing actions overstepped judicial authority, were inappropriate and were unconstitutional.
Courtroom video shows that after the sentencing and the victim impact statement, Judge Kemp left the courtroom, then returned holding her personal bible. She walked over to Amber Guyger at the defense table and proceeded to preach.
The full complaint can be read here: