In the latest development in an ongoing investigation into a Texas judge, a process server was arrested while attempting to serve Judge Layne Walker legal documents in a courtroom. Process server Steve Hartman was trying to serve Walker with a federal summons regarding a civil rights complaint alleging mistreatment of a local criminal defense attorney and civil rights leader at the courthouse.
According to signed witness affidavits, Hartman crossed the bench, shoved papers in a deputy’s face, and tried to push past to reach the judge. The arrest, however, was captured on video through the process server’s ballpoint pen camera. It’s now been revealed that the captured footage may contradict what the signed affidavits say happened.
~Kimberly Faber, ServeNow