A PUBLIC prosecutor has got off with calling a Nigerian woman “smelly” in court.
Eduardo Peña, a prosecutor in La Rioja, asked court workers to “open the windows because the black woman smells bad” as the Nigerian woman went on trial.
The unfortunate woman had spent two days locked in a police cell and had been unable to wash in that time.
The woman did not hear the comment, but her lawyer did and decided to file a complaint to Rioja’s chief prosecutor Juan Calparsoro.
Describing the prosecutor’s comments as “inconsiderate,” Calparsoro argued that they did not warrant being classed as anything more than a minor lapse of judgement.
Peña has been issued with a warning, but will not receive a fine or suspension.