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Supreme Court suspends judge pending final discipline

Dave Stafford
January 9, 2014
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The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended Marion Superior Judge Kimberly Brown as justices consider a recommendation that she be removed from the bench for multiple violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

“The final disposition of the matter by this court will occur in due course,” Chief Justice Brent Dickson wrote for the court in an order issued Thursday.

Dickson said Brown will be paid during the suspension.

A panel of three special masters appointed by the court recommended the Marion Superior judge's removal in late December.

The panel determined the commission proved more than 80 rule violations by clear and convincing evidence on 46 of 47 counts against Brown.

Allegations against Brown include wrongful detention of at least nine criminal defendants, failing to properly oversee her court, improperly supervising trials, failing to act on Court of Appeals orders, showing hostility toward parties who came before her, and retaliating against court staff who complained.
 

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  • Not Justice
    How is it fair that this nasty, hateful so-named judge receives a paycheck for not doing her job, lying to the Supreme Court and wasting the taxpayers money and time? Any other employer would've axed her for insubordination, which then she would've been 1 of the types to cut in line at the unemployment offices as if she were Superior.

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