INDIANAPOLIS The Indiana Supreme Court has turned down a request to immediately suspend a Marion County judge facing misconduct allegations.
The decision by court made public Monday means Superior Court Judge Kimberly Brown will remain on the bench while she defends herself against 45 counts of misconduct alleging her actions delayed the jail release of at least nine defendants.
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualification sought the immediate suspension when it filed charges Aug. 26 that also accused Brown of not adequately staffing her court, neglecting her judicial duties and creating a hostile environment for attorneys, court staff and others.
The Indianapolis Star reports the Supreme Court appointed a three-judge panel to review the allegations against Brown.
Brown is a Democrat who has served on the bench since 2009.