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Dunkirk Judge Resigns Following Probation Charge
Updated May 1, 2017 6:56 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(DUNKIRK) - An eastern Indiana city judge has resigned after receiving probation for shoving a police chief who's also his nephew.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports the Indiana Supreme Court announced the resignation Friday of Dunkirk City Judge Tommy Phillips II. He had served on the bench since October 2000.

The 62-year-old Phillips received a one-year suspended sentence last month after pleading guilty to battery against a public safety official. He was accused of shoving Dunkirk's police chief who's also the judge's nephew during a disagreement last August.

After the battery charge was filed in September, the Supreme Court suspended Phillips. The Indiana Judicial Qualifications Commission this month filed a misconduct charge against him.

Under the terms of the judicial disciplinary action, Phillips cannot serve as a judge in the future

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