Michael Bachman, the now-former Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Magistrate, said he was forced to resign after the bizarre courtroom incident.
The incident occurred when Jackson was trying to file for a protection order but staffers told her that she’d missed the 8 a.m. deadline. Jackson became visibly angry and began arguing with them before storming out of the courtroom.
In the video, Bachman is seen seconds later charging through the courtroom door as he chases after Jackson and eventually catches up with her near the elevators. As the two are walking back to the courtroom together, Jackson tries running down a side hall.
Later in the video, Bachman is seen grabbing the back of Jackson’s neck and then her shoulder as he leads her back into the courtroom.
“I wish there was sound with the video so you can hear how she yelled at the top of her lungs,” he told WCPO. “I could not hear the defense attorney questioning a witness.”
Bachman found Jackson in contempt of court for her “disrespectful and disruptive behavior.” In the contempt citation, the judge wrote that Jackson was “witnessed becoming belligerent and screaming loudly in the hallways.”
Jackson was initially sentenced to three days in jail. The three-day sentence was extended to a week after Jackson resisted the two deputies Bachman had ordered to arrest her.
Jackson was released after two days by Judge Kim Wilson Burke when she ordered the contempt charge tossed.