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Superior Court Judge Faces 45 Disciplinary Charges

Last updated on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications filed 45 disciplinary charges against Marion Superior Court Judge Kimberly Brown Monday.

Charging documents filed says she violated the Code of Judicial Conduct. Violations include that she "failed to preserve the integrity of the judiciary; perform judicial duties competently, diligently, and promptly; be patient, dignified, and courteous to all individuals with whom the judge deals in an official capacity; cooperate with other judges and court officials in the administration of court business; and require court staff to act in a manner consistent with the judge's obligations under the Code of Judicial Conduct."

The court documents say she delayed judicial duties on cases, created a hostile environment for attorneys, court staff, clerks and others, failed to adequately complete necessary paperwork, failed to train or adequately supervise court staff and subordinate judicial officers, and delayed in the release from incarceration of at least nine defendants.

Charges were filed when she was a judge in criminal court division 16 and criminal court division 7. Court documents say they took place from January 2009 to July 2013.

Brown can file a formal answer to the charges within 20 days of being notified of the charges.

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