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Case against New Haven judge has been dismissed

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – The case against New Haven City Court Judge Geoff Robison has been dismissed, according to the Journal Gazette.

In September of 2018, the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications charged him with judicial misconduct. He allegedly disobeyed orders from Allen County Prosecutor, Karen Richards in 2015.  Richards had ordered Robison to stop processing infractions filed with the court.  He was also alleged to have resolved cases through a deferral program, which is not allowed.

A hearing had been scheduled for the case on January 24, however, the case was dismissed due to the fact that Robison retired and the court no longer exists.

The agreement that Robison signed with the state panel indicates that he is prohibited from future judicial service.  Robison was a former Police Chief for the City of New Haven and then became a judge for the New Haven City Court.  At the time Robison was hired on as a city judge, he was not an attorney and Indiana law did not require anyone to be an attorney to hold that position.

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