Judge Terrinee Gundy

An Atlanta Judge is under investigation by an independent state agency which oversees judges. The judicial qualifications commission (JQC) is investigating Municipal Court Judge Terrinee L. Gundy for showing up late to work and canceling morning court cases.



Judge Gundy is one of two judges who hold 8 a.m. court sessions for defendants jailed overnight.

According to WSB-TV investigative reporter Richard Belcher, defendants complain that the judge frequently arrives late to court or cancels morning court.

According to another complaint, Judge Gundy “rushed through” morning court cases to attend a Super Bowl pep rally for the Atlanta Falcons last year.

Former chief public defender Rosalie Joy fought for the due process rights of poor and homeless defendants.

Joy told Belcher her office filed “an extraordinary legal motion” just to get 10 defendants an initial hearing before Judge Gundy last year.

Joy said Judge Gundy and her colleagues often set those hearings for weeks later, which meant defendants remained in jail longer than they should.

“Because the numbers are so staggering, we do have a system in Atlanta that can be likened to assembly line justice,” said Rosalie Joy.

She added that judges should work harder to give all defendants due process.
 
SEE ALSO: Atlanta Judge Terrinee Gundy Under Investigation for Judicial Misconduct
 
Judge Gundy was appointed to the bench by former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in 2013.

Joy said the judge used her connections at City Hall to persuade Mayor Reed to remove her from her position as chief public defender last year.

Joy left Atlanta’s Municipal Court and is now working in Washington, D.C.

Judge Gundy’s lawyer fired off a letter to Channel 2 Actions News, denying most of the allegations in Belcher’s exclusive report.

The lawyer said all of the judges attended that pep rally last year, and that Judge Gundy finished all her cases that day before she went to the rally.

The lawyer also says Judge Gundy “had no role in the effort to remove Ms. Joy as the chief public defender.”

Ms. Joy disputes both claims, according to Belcher.

  • Pamela

    Spoilt, entitled brat. No sense of ethics whatsoever.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    This is getting juicy baby

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Atlanta is a city of Haves and Have Nots. She’s one of the Haves who look down their noses at the Have Nots. That’s why most black people in Atlanta live above their means, pretending to have money.

  • Cannelle

    “The lawyer said all of the judges attended that pep rally last year, and that Judge Gundy finished all her cases that day before she went to the rally.”

    …but the complaint said that she rushed through the cases, not that she didn’t finish them. If this is true, how are people supposed to trust her judgement if she acts like a child quickly finishing homework just so that she can go outside and play? Be a judge or a socialite, not both.

  • Cricket404

    Sounds like it may be a witch hunt. If the other judges cancelled court and change their schedules to attend the Super Bowl event, why is Gundy being singled out? I wonder if the other judges are notoriously late and cancel and Gundy is simply following the culture of the workplace. When they want to get rid of you, they will find a way.

  • Cannelle

    If that’s true, they should all get the axe. The justice system already has some many problems with fairness.

  • SweetTEE

    Idk..but that pic is scary.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I don’t know who this woman is or who she pissed off, but SOMEBODY trying to get that ass up outta there, huh?
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    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c6b4debd7a60011dc84597d68f0cb38b26c24b5258a5cb686b488527f9e9f039.gif

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Yardgirl

    THIS!!!!^^^

  • king shun

    one thing about Atlanta is except for a very few the black people in power dont give a damn about blacks who cannot give them a promotion

  • Yardgirl

    She pissed someone off and now they are trying to get rid of her,. This is why I tell the young ones, come in, do your work and leave!! Don’t give them nada to use against you. They want you out they are going to have to work hard to get you out, legally.

  • Gloria

    If this is true, get her away from the court system ASAP

  • zero options

    True,
    google the term “margie rose corpus christi”
    a city manager under review who will be blamed for
    a lot of stuff that wasn’t her fault.

  • Rayne

    Terrinee you in danger girl. ?

  • Phillybruh

    Who is paying for this hatchet job on this judge

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Maybe nobody. Sometimes dirt from your past just has a way of catching up with you.

  • LurkerGuest

    A. Fact!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Now that’s some truth Ruth

  • Kay Gee

    Maybe she’s using the same ethics as that pos djt…

  • Kay Gee

    Maybe she’s using the same ethics as that pos djt…

  • Thingamajig

    She prolly did what she did because the defendants were poor and therefore thought no one would care.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Because she’s drop dead gorgeous and the hate is real.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This that judge that be in the club. And be too hungover to show up for work the next day… Blast central … ????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile … ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not this much all at once.

    This is take down is obviously organized.

  • Yardgirl

    Will do and if she was smart, she kept good records like I do. I have done the “according to your e-mail sent to me, see below……” I don’t trust these saltines (that is all I have ever worked with!!) and constantly beat them at their game.

  • Ni Ni

    Smdh, a hot mess!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Be all on red carpets and shyt …. An educated thot basically … ? hot azz mess

  • SpillyNillie

    I hatchu! But love this gif!!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    She is pretty, but come on now. It’s easy for Judges to “misuse” their power. She supposedly had an intimate relationship with Reed at some point. That automatically put a target on her back. She may have truly earned her position, but people will think she “earned” her position. So being late when you want to, showing lack of work ethic and integrity, etc. is going to be scrutinized. Especially if you are in a Leadership role.

  • Phillybruh

    On an obscure Judge not this much.

  • SpillyNillie

    On my Top 10 Movie List and one of my fav scenes in the movie…

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Can we have a ratchet post this morning on maybe love n hip hop atl?

  • Ni Ni

    Educated thots, lol. There are plenty of those around.

  • Coffee1st

    She has a lot of power in her hands as it relates to affecting people’s lives. The integrity of any judge should be durn near impeccable. I don’t care if it’s the culture of the workplace or how many others are doing it – if you’re wrong, you should get dealt with.
    “But such and such does it all of the time”, is an immature and rather pathetic response.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If somebody does wrong and they’re being held accountable for their wrongdoing, that’s not “hate”. People like to throw that word around a lot more than is necessary.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Maybe it’s deserved? I dont know… but if she deserves it she deserves it, organized or not.

  • Kemi

    Oh please ? several complaints were lodged against her as per her work ethics for unnecessary court cancellations that ended up disrupting the lives of those citizens. They deserve a speedy trial regardless of their socioeconomic status, mental health status, and educational background!
    ATL municipal is sadly famous for railroading the poor, homeless and mentally ill. She’s linked to KR but unfortunately he can’t save her a$$ now..

  • MaryChron

    Also I read she is the one that was Mayor Reed side chick for years and he got her the job. Reed is being investigated now.

  • king shun

    KR need somebody to save him from the feds

  • Braxton P. Hartnabrig

    Atlanta is also a city that has a lot of opportunity for blacks. You can become part of the haves. Now if you looking to find love YOU CAN FORGET IT. Well, unless you a fucboi,thug stoner,stud dyke or a convicted felon.

  • king shun

    lots of people in power in the A got there from screwing somebody or screwing somebody over

  • Karen Brady

    There may be an actress she looks just like in this photo. Like I saw her on Martin. Chile who knows. Happy Tuesday ya’ll.. 10:10 AM and I’m ready to go home and get back in the bed chile.

  • king shun

    how you feel she obscure she doing crap that getting dozens of complaints

  • lovelygamour

    Obv the georgia lawyers system is damaged. Phaedra says she still has a license. Almost anywhere else sse wouldve been restricted or banned ages ago.
    This judge gundy was handed a job. How stupid can you be. Everyone knows if you slack you do it in favor of the defendant. She shouldve rushed through the cases the day before and be lenient. Just stupid. This reminds me of south korea. Every 4-6 years they arrest everyone for corruption.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    For a single straight black man, Atlanta’s a great city. For single straight women, not so much.

  • Karen Brady

    Think they slidin’ all up under the radar. Puh-leaze.

  • Karen Brady

    Smh.

  • lovelygamour

    Agree. If she got a good lawyer fired then she had to know the other lawyers would start keeping track of her misconduct.

  • Phillybruh

    This is ATL central not everyone on this blog lives in ATL. Did you know who she was before this write up?

  • Braxton P. Hartnabrig

    Sure, that’s if you want the single parent thug left overs. Sure, if you want to shot your shoot at Tameka from College Park who waiting on HER baby daddy to finish that 10 year bid. Help your self my brother!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Reed shyt coming out too… ??

  • lovelygamour

    Court is a scary place. She is paid on the peoples dime. Just because she is a black woman I cant give her a pass. How many innocent people lost their jobs due to her.

  • Kemi

    Yes I’m aware.. his arrogance and entitlement attitude is so astounding & irritating!

  • SweetTEE

    Karma comes to see everyone.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I’m already happily married, so I’m good…

    But if those are mostly the type of women you’re running into, you might want to change up your social circle a little bit.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I didn’t know she “supposedly” had an intimate relationship with him. That puts a whole other spin on it.

    But I still feel.The possibility of her being a beautiful black woman in a high position set her up to bring her down out of jealousy. If she was unattractive & non-black they wouldn’t care.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He could find himself in some deep doodoo. I’m sure he’s got to be nervous. Even if he ends up not being convicted of anything, the legal expenses alone could end up costing him hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • StoneColdLady

    I could be wrong, but I believe Joy is spearheading this in retaliation for Gundy allegedly having her removed from her position

  • Logan Roberts

    I feel as a judge you should carry yourself with class & elegance. A judge should be held to a higher standard than the rest of us. I mean you do judge people for a living so……..

  • justlooking

    baaawwwhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • king shun

    yes it is and plenty of the political class are like that here its all ghettoized..they all about getting money back stabbing screwing each other and screwing over each other and the poor folks..and parties

  • Fire & Ice

    That’s normally the case. Once you make it into certain circles, you’re protected. She must have pissed someone off, who’s really high on the food food chain ?

  • Bossy704

    Naw, she just had to show up to work at some point which she felt too good to do.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Exactly why I would never live in Atlanta. Visit? Possibly. But nah, I’m good on the perpin’.

  • Bossy704

    I’m not ashamed but you have to keep it to the weekends and an occasional weekday as you get older…

  • Roxie Moxie

    Agreed. I always find that young folk use this term out of context simply because it’s not in agreement with the status quo.

  • Trace da Ace

    welp….I can see her turning in resignation letter or getting that ass kicked out on the curb…..choose your poison lady….

  • king shun

    dude she is a judge she is not obscure in the legal profession or anybody who pays attention to things outside of tv what she need to be a member of love and hip hop to be considered somebody

  • Ant Hill

    let me guess, married to a weave wearer with a bad attitude? then yeah ATL is great for you.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Wow, you sound bitter.
    Have a good day.

  • AndSo

    She is part of the black ELITE in this city that uses the race card to get the rest of us to keep them in power and defend them but they don’t give a hoot about blacks with no money or power. We only here to keep them sitting pretty. Don’t fool yourselves. They don’t have our backs, so why we have theirs? She think she should be on the red carpet photographed instead of doing her very serious job.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    If the Judge did those things then OFF WITH HER HEAD! It’s a wonder so much injustices is being done and folk are sitting rotting in jail because the JUDGES wanna ENJOY THE PERKS vs enforcing justice in a timely manner…. This the train to get paid so much! FOH

  • Kemi

    Exactly, so embarrassing he requested via a text message to press sec. to delay handing over open record subjected to a GBI criminal investigation… smh

  • Quitedeliteful

    This is just what I was thinking…

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That’s our fault though. A lot of us feel so good about having black people in power that a white man/woman would never get their vote in this city (even if that white person is clearly qualified)… And this causes a lot of black politicians to become complacent. They know they can take the black vote for granted and nobody will hold them accountable if it turns out they’re incompetent.

  • AndSo

    EXACTLY. And we need to stop allowing this because we regular people end up suffering because of it. We are being played. On top of it, we get a reputation of not being able to run things well and relying on the race card. It’s no good for us. Plain and simple.

  • JENNYJONES1

    I THINK THE NEW ENVIRONMENT WITH NEW MAYOR KEISHA BOTTOMS MAKES PEOPLE LESS AFRAID TO BRING UP UNFAIR OR UNJUST BS GOING ON IN CITY GOV’T B/C KEISHA HAS BEEN CLEANING HOUSE. FOLKS WERE SCARED OF KASEEM’S WRATH SO THE STFU AND WERE HAPPY TO HAVE A JOB………JENNY JONES!!!

  • Calikush

    ?Drop dead gorgeous? That’s a stretch!

  • Ryan

    This is what’s really not cool – people had to stay in jail longer cause her old mean-looking azz was hungover and didn’t care. Everybody knows the court systems down to the C.O.s in Atlanta are lazy and this doesn’t help. I know it’s a stretch but hope that those people affected can get a good lawyer who can sue and at least get them a little change.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    She looks like an alien

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    That old ugly white women who picture is up top that’s who!!! Key word she works in Washington now she prolly trying to pull strings to get that lady outta there

  • Marlika

    Just throw the whole fame hungry hood rat away.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    None of this started until Keisha Lance Bottoms was elected mayor. Clean house, Keisha! ? ?

  • Miss Thang

    Unusual looking, yet attractive lady.

  • Yup, I said it

    She looks mean as a snake.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Shameful.
    I bet she is an aka.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ?? a judge … Hell I be at home not in no ones club… Not a one. . … And still be wore out …… And you got folks life in your hands . Chile … Man

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Was she a man before?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Or a LGBT!

  • TMW

    I agree with unusual looking…that was my thought.

  • TMW

    Somebody is doing a CYA…With all the federal investigations into Reed, anybody he appointed or anointed is going to be scrutinized. Same thing happened in Detroit with Kywame Kirkpatrick and his crew. He’s doing forever and a day federal time, and a few people he appointed got time too.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    lol

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Add D.C. and New York to that list.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Nailed it!!!!

  • freelancepimp .

    I am just going to go on record and say that is a very pretty lady and you had to intentionally post the ugliest pic I am sure you had to search to find. LMAO talk about catty. Anyway, her ass might be getting what she deserves.

  • speakinmymind

    Stretch muthafuckin Armstrong stretch!???

  • free

    he throwing “drop dead gorgeous” around too.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    LOL

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    …or if her position wasn’t so coveted and high profile

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Chile I have heard all kinds of additional stuff about this lady since Sandra brought her to our attention. This girl is a mess and she really needs for the Qualifications Commission to remove her.

    The other Tea: this woman claims to be a born-again Christian. Chile bye!

    Atlanta city government is in total disarray and corruption and incompetence is so widespread there. Its just as bad with Fulton county.

    Like I said before, this is what Kasim Reed’s “leadership” looked like. Keep in mind he wants to run for John Lewis’ seat, possibly setting himself up for decades of lavish living on the taxpayer dime while most people in that district can barely pay their light bill.

    But he might be in federal prison in a couple years if his friends in the Justice Department who are holdovers from the Obama administration don’t step in.

    Reed is a complete and utter disgrace, and he’s ugly with a bad body too.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    One more thing…if you’re Black in America, then you know about jail and the justice system from either a personal perspective or via a loved one or family member. Incarceration is a fact of life for Black people in this country, and that’s not a coincidence. We all know that.

    Consider this: you don’t have to be guilty to be arrested, or “detained”, which is the legal jargon that aims to justify incarcerating someone without them being proven guilty of anything. And this judge hears the most minor of misdemeanor cases, municipal offenses, things like public drinking, littering, expired tags, even public urination. But all of those things can land you in jail.

    Now imagine having no money to bail out on such a minor charge–or even worse, being falsely charged–and then being forced to sit in a cell for days or weeks all because a hoochie judge is prioritizing her social life over your rights.

    Gundy is not responsible, compassionate or competent enough to hold such a powerful position.

  • Nancy

    Lol…. U guys have not even a clue what all goes down…. N”gga S*it all day everyday

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Negroes been given soooo many chances, sooooo many opportunities sooooo many positions to run things and do right! BUT NURP! THEY USE ABUSE AND MISUSE THEY’RE POWER AND AUTHORITY AND WONDER WHY THE OTHER FOLK COME AND TAKER OVER! Child bye…. WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WITH DETROIT, MICHIGAN AND CHICAGO… The foreigners that been over here saving they money while working together, get some legalazation, them Chinese who sitn back quietly strategizing, the Germans and Jews and so called immigrants that’s getting Free education learning the white man’s trade, talk about GENTRIFICATION..tuh yang ain’t seen nothing yet. . FOH… HOW MANY EYESORES AND BAD COMMUNITIES MUST ONE ENDURE BEFORE SOMEONE COME IN WITH A BROOM AND CLEANHOUSE…

  • Ant Hill

    bitter? No just not a simp like you. Now go wash those dishes and clean up the house before you get in trouble.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    You’re a joke. I’m ignoring all jokers and fools in 2018. No time for it.

    #blocked.