Colorado judge fired over teen arrest for overdue DVD
April 7, 2010
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – A longtime Colorado judge has been fired after issuing an arrest warrant for a teenager over an overdue library DVD.
Municipal Judge James Kimmel issued the warrant after 19-year-old Aaron Henson failed to show up in court Jan. 14 over the overdue DVD, “House of Flying Daggers.” On Jan. 25, police stoped the teen for speeding and held him for nearly eight hours after discovering the warrant.
Henson had moved and didn’t received the summons to court. The teen said he had packed the DVD in a box, and returned it about a week before Henson issued the warrant. The library notified the judge the DVD was back.
The Littleton City Council fired Kimmel, a judge for nearly 30 years, at its meeting Tuesday night. Kimmel declined to comment to The Denver Post.