(INDIANAPOLIS) – A 60-day law license suspension is being recommended for Indiana’s attorney general Curtis Hill after allegations that he grabbed the buttocks of a female state legislator and inappropriately touched three other women during a party in March 2018.
The Indiana Disciplinary Commission filed a complaint last year.
The recommendation filed Friday with the state Supreme Court puts the Republican Hill’s ability to remain as state government’s top lawyer in jeopardy as he must have a law license to hold the position. It wasn’t immediately clear how a temporary suspension would affect his status.
Former state Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby proposed the punishment in a report to the court, which will make the final decision in the professional misconduct case. Selby said his law license should not be automatically reinstated following the suspension.
Selby said Hill’s conduct was “offense, invasive, damaging and embarrassing” to the four alleged victims, Gabrielle Brock, Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster), Niki DaSilva and Samantha Lozano.
Selby also said Hill offered no assurance he won’t repeat his behavior and that he “appears more concerned with his political and professional reputation than with addressing the charges.”