|Judge Cameron Blau with his family. Provided.|
Having been responsible for approximately 150,000 cases in Campbell District Court over the last decade, I can still be surprised.
A little over a week ago, a young man showed me how true this statement was when he overdosed in my courtroom at approximately midway through my court docket. This taking place two weeks after a young woman did the “heroin nod” in the hallway in the courthouse while waiting to check in with pretrial services for a felony offense related to the use of heroin.
“Nodding off” is a term commonly used by law enforcement when a person after having recently used heroin looks as though they are falling asleep or dozing off. This can and has occurred far too often in northern Kentucky, even as they drive.
I believe you have the right to know what is going on in our judicial system because transparency and information sharing are key ways for an informed community to know what resources are available to assist their loved ones.