Marion Superior Judge Offers to Serve a 60-Day Suspension Created by kblakeslee on 12/11/2013 4:46:01 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A central Indiana judge facing more than 40 counts of official misconduct has apologized and offered to serve a 60-day suspension.
Marion Superior Judge Kimberly Brown made the offer in a filing with the Indiana Supreme Court. That court is weighing her fate, which could include permanent removal from the bench.
The Indianapolis Star reports Brown wrote in her apology that she doesn't agree with all of the misconduct allegations and has altered her court's operation.
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed 45 counts of misconduct against Brown, alleging her actions delayed the jail release of at least nine defendants.
The commission says Brown also failed to adequately staff her court, neglected her judicial duties and created a hostile environment for attorneys, court staff and others.