A Blackford County judge has been charged with judicial misconduct related to his banning the court clerk from the county courthouse and threatening to arrest and possibly incarcerate her if she even stepped on the sidewalks surrounding the property.
The Indiana Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a northern Indiana judge Friday convicted of felony battery against a public safety official after an altercation with a local police chief. As part of the agreement, the judge resigned effective immediately.
Formal disciplinary charges have been filed against suspended Dunkirk City Court Judge Tommy Dale Phillips II, who was recently sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to felony battery on a law enforcement officer.
Following the suspension with pay of the Dunkirk City Court judge for allegedly battering the city’s police chief, the Indiana Supreme Court has temporarily transferred two Jay County judges to the court to handle matters.
The Indiana Supreme Court reprimanded Indiana Court of Appeals Senior Judge William Garrard Wednesday, agreeing with the parties that this is the appropriate sanction for his recent operating while intoxicated conviction.