Embattled Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is doubling down on his criticisms of the groping allegations against him and the stories of the alleged victims, releasing an email from one of the victims that he says shows intentional coordination of the victims’ stories.
Marion County courts announced Wednesday that the Juvenile Detention Center in Indianapolis has achieved accreditation under the Prison Rape Elimination Act. PREA auditors spent two days in March at the center examining the facility, staff and records, and the center passed all 43 required standards.
For the third consecutive year, an Indiana law that would have raised restrictions on abortion rights was blocked by a federal judge. Abortion rights supporters say they expect more such attempts in the future, while the continuity of those federal rights has suddenly become an open question.
A request from the Marion County Small Claims Courts for amending a local rule regarding court reporter services has been approved. The Indiana Supreme Court found the proposed rule amendment, LR49-AR15-SC-106, complied with the requirements of Indiana Administrative Rule 15.
Increased public access to court records will begin August 1, the Indiana Supreme Court said in an order Friday, after hearing recommendations from an advisory task force on remote access to and privacy of electronic court records.
A prominent Indianapolis criminal defense attorney has been charged with drunken driving. David Hennessy was formally charged Thursday with Class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and Class C misdemeanor operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration between 0.08 and 0.15.
John Larkin, whose manslaughter charge in connection to the 2012 shooting death of his wife was dismissed, will once again face the trial court after Indiana Supreme Court justices found the dismissal to be “an extreme remedy” for police and prosecutorial misconduct and an abuse of the trial court’s discretion.