Special Education Judge Larry Craddock has resigned after being filmed sleeping during a hearing. Craddock was filmed sleeping through the critical testimony in the case involving a suicidal teenager. It appears Craddock found his “sleep number” on the bench because the family insists that he was out for an extended time.
Attorney Myrna Silver said that this was no quick nap on the bench but an extended sleep. The hearing concerns a teen who is seeking review of his status as a special needs student in the Texas school system. The parents of the teen named Ryan said that they tried all of the polite ways of nudging the judge out of his sleep like coughing and moving around books loudly.
Later Craddock apologized and said that the incident was due to medication that he was taking. That would seem to be a reasonable excuse except that a family in 2006 accused the judge of falling asleep 15 times during a due process hearing.
Source: Daily Mail