In the Matter of a Criminal Complaint, Filed by Robert L. Hillman Against Judge Laurel A. Beatty, Appellant.
from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas C.P.C. No.
L. Hillman, pro se.
1} Robert L. Hillman appeals from a letter from the
office of the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney
("FCPA") dated April 11, 2017. For the following
reasons, we dismiss this appeal for lack of a final
2} This case is the latest in a series of filings
initiated by appellant seeking to cause the prosecution of
certain individuals pursuant to R.C. 2935.09 and 2935.10.
See Hillman v. Larrison, 10th Dist. No. 15AP-730,
2016-Ohio-666; Hillman v. O'Shaughnessy, 10th
Dist. No. 16AP-571, 2017-Ohio-489.
3} On June 28, 2016, the administrative judge of the
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas filed a copy of a
letter he wrote to the court's visiting judge. In the
letter, the administrative judge recused himself and referred
the underlying matter to the visiting judge. Attached to the
letter was a pleading filed by appellant in the common pleas
court captioned "Affidavit of Accusation and Criminal
Complaint, Pursuant to R.C. 2935.09 & 2935.10"
against Judge Laurel Beatty of the common pleas court. On
June 30, 2016, the administrative judge filed an entry
recusing himself and assigning the matter to the visiting
4} On July 6, 2016, the trial court filed a decision
and entry in which the court found appellant's
allegations were insufficient to establish probable cause for
the issuance of a warrant pursuant to R.C. 2935.10. As a
result, the court referred the matter to the FCPA for
5} On October 7, 2016, appellant filed a
"request for a special prosecutor" asserting that
the FCPA was "acting in bad faith and a[n] improper
motive." On February 14, 2017, appellant filed a
pleading requesting the trial court be compelled to issue a
ruling or transfer the matter to another visiting judge.
6} On April 25, 2017, appellant filed a notice of
appeal from a letter dated April 11, 2017 from the FCPA,
which appellant attached to his notice of appeal. In the
letter, the FCPA indicated it had reviewed appellant's
case and determined that there was "insufficient
evidence to support the criminal charges you have
alleged" and "[a]s a result, there will be no
additional action taken by this office with regard to your
Assignments of Error
7} Appellant appeals and assigns the following three
assignments of error for our review:
[I.] THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE VIOLATED THE
APPELLANT'S STATES AND FEDERAL RIGHTS UNDER THE 1ST, 5TH
AND 14TH AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTIONS WHEN
THE PROSECUTOR FAILED TO PROVIDE APPELLANT A FULL AND FAIR
REVIEW OF HIS CLAIMS PURSUANT TO HIS AFFIDAVIT OF ACCUSATION
FILED UNDER R.C. 2935.09 AND R.C. 2935.10, THUS ABUSING ITS
DISCRETION, AND DENYING THE APPELLANT ...