Ind. Supreme Court suspends embattled Indy judge

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a central Indiana judge while it considers misconduct allegations against her.

The Indianapolis Star reports an order signed Thursday by Chief Justice Brent Dickson says Marion Superior Judge Kimberly Brown will be suspended with pay until the court decides on final disciplinary action against her.

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications had asked the court last week to suspend Brown while her case is pending. Brown’s attorney had asked the court to deny the request.

Brown faces 47 misconduct allegations that claim, in part, that she delayed the release of at least nine defendants from jail, created a hostile environment for staff and attorneys, and didn’t train or supervise court employees.

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