Louisiana Judge asks for forgiveness after being caught on video using the n-word repeatedly as her family watches surveillance footage showing a black suspect attempting to burglarize her house.

Michelle Odinet (52) is a 52-year-old mother of four. She was heard making racist remarks in her Bendel Gardens home in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday morning.

The short clip captured one of Odinet’s children saying ‘And mom’s yelling n****r, n****r,’ to which a female voice responds ‘We have a n****r. It’s a n****r, like a roach.’

Since then, the Republican judge has been under fire from local officials for using racist slurs. Members of the community have called on her resignation.

Video footage captured the moment Republican Louisiana judge Michelle Odinet, 52, said the 'n-word' twice

Video captured Michelle Odinet (52), a Republican Louisiana judge, saying the “n-word” twice.

The mother of four was watching security footage with her family of an attempted burglary that happened at their home on Saturday morning

This mother-of-4 was looking at security footage of an attempted home invasion that occurred Saturday morning in their home.

The suspect Ronald Handy, 59, was arrested and charged with two counts of simple burglary

Ronald Handy, age 59, was charged with two counts each of simple burglary 

Odinet’s family was seen laughing at the video as it showed other members of her family making racist remarks and spewing profanity. 

Ronald Handy, 59-year-old black male, was charged with simple burglary. 

Handy was seen by the Odinet family being taken to the ground on their front lawn during an attempted burglary. 

Odinet says she was on a sedative before the recording began and doesn’t recall any of the comments she made.

She told The Current that her children and she were victims of an armed burglary in their home. 

“The police called the authorities and arrested the attacker.” It was a shocking incident that shook me deeply and left my mental condition fragile.

“Anyone who knows me or my husband knows that this is against the way we live out our lives. 

“I deeply regret and beg for your forgiveness as I cope with the emotional consequences of this armed theft.”

Handy was however not found with any weapon when he was arrested.

“When the victim arrived, the suspect tried to run on foot. However, the victim caught him quickly.” According to the Lafayette Police Department report, the victim held the suspect until they arrived.

Lafayette City Marshall Reggie Thomas said that Odinet's language 'cannot be accepted or tolerated by anyone'

State Senator Gerald Boudreaux recommended that an investigation should be launched against Odinet

State officials such as Lafayette City Marshall Reggie Thomas (left) and State Senator Gerald Boudreaux (right) have called for action to be taken against Odinet following her racist comments

Kritikers who believe she should be removed from the bench haven’t been influenced by her excuses. 

“As a proud African-American man and Lafayette City Marshal I believe Judge Odinet should face accountability,” Reggie Thomas, Lafayette City Marshall, told the Acadiana Advocate.

‘I’m sure that people of color will find it impossible to trust that they will be treated fairly and equally when they have to stand for judgment before Judge Odinet. 

“This kind of language is unacceptable and must not be tolerated, particularly by leaders within our city.

“It’s up to Judge Odinet that she remembers the oath taken, and should remain on the bench find a way for her to regain the trust of all’ Lafayette, particularly African Americans. It will not be enough to offer a weak and ineffectual apology.

Gerald Boudreaux (State Senator) was disturbed as well by the remarks and is now conducting an inquiry.

“I respectfully request that the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana examine the ethics and the actions connected with these recent developments,” he stated in a release. 

Alanah Odoms (executive director of American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana) has requested an investigation into Odinet’s actions.  

‘This behavior calls into question Judge Odinet’s fitness to sit in judgement of Black defendants who appear before her court. Odoms explained to the Daily Advertiser, “Equal justice under law is meaningless if judges see some people as subhuman.” 

‘We condemn these remarks and the acceptance they received in Judge Odinet’s home.’

Because Odinet holds an ineligible position, the Louisiana Supreme Court can only remove her.

The Judicial Commission must investigate the matter, and this can sometimes take several months.   

Odinet was elected to the Lafayette City Court Division A seat in November 2020 

Odinet had been elected in November 2020 after winning 57 percent of the vote against candidate Jules Edwards III.

She was the one who took Judge Francie Bouillion’s Division A seat at Lafayette City Court. 

Prior to joining the firm, she was an insurance defense lawyer.

She has been planning to work on veterans court programs since her election. This includes financial assistance and cell phone lockers that will keep the defendants out of court.