The Black judge who presided over the murder case of white former Dallas cop Amber Guyger is now facing a judicial complaint for giving the woman a Bible after a jury sentenced her to 10 years.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation announced Thursday in a press release that the national nonprofit filed a complaint with the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Judge Tammy Kemp had just heard an emotional statement of forgiveness from the brother of slain Black PwC associate Botham Jean Wednesday when she left the courtroom and returned with a Bible for Guyger.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging the commission to investigate Kemp’s actions.
Although it wasn’t audible from courtroom video footage, the foundation also reported Kemp said:
“He has a purpose for you. This will strengthen you. You just need a tiny mustard seed of faith. You start with this.”
Kemp was then shown on video footage hugging Guyger.
“It’s not because I’m good. It’s because I believe in Christ. I’m not so good,” Kemp said, according to the Foundation. “You haven’t done as much as you think you have, and you can be forgiven.