Indianapolis judge suspended pending disciplinary decision
Posted Jan 10, 2014 4:00 PM CST
By Mark Hansen
An Indianapolis judge has been suspended with pay pending final action in a disciplinary proceeding against her.
Marion County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Brown is facing possible removal for multiple violations of the state's judicial ethics code, according to Indianapolis Business News and the Journal and Courier. The allegations against her include wrongful detention of at least nine defendants, failing to properly oversee her court, improperly supervising trials, failing to act on court of appeals orders, showing hostility towards litigants and retaliating against court staff who complained about her.
A three-judge panel recommended in December that Brown be removed from the bench on more than 80 rules violations. The case against Brown is believed to be the most extensive one to ever come before the state's Judicial Qualifications Commission, the Indiana Lawyer reported in November.
In a December filing, Brown apologized for her actions and proposed a 60-day suspension, the Journal-Courier reported.