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IN RE: the Hon. Andrew ADAMS (2019)

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Supreme Court of Indiana.

IN RE: the Hon. Andrew ADAMS, Judge of Clark Circuit Court 1

Cause No. 19S-JD-00386

Decided: June 28, 2019

Order Suspending Judicial Officer

On June 28, 2019, the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications (“Commission”) filed a “Notice of Criminal Charges and Request for Suspension” with this Court, informing us that on June 28, 2019, Marion County Prosecutor Terry R. Curry filed a special grand jury indictment against the Honorable Andrew Adams, Judge of the Clark Circuit Court 1. The indictment, filed in cause number 49G18-1906-F6-025482, charges Respondent with two counts of Battery Resulting in Moderate Bodily Injury, a Level 6 felony; two counts of Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, a Class A misdemeanor; two counts of Battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and one count of Disorderly Conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.

Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 25(V)(A) provides in relevant part:

A judicial officer shall be suspended with pay by the Indiana Supreme Court ․ upon the filing of an indictment or information charging the judicial officer in any court in the United States with a crime punishable as a felony under the laws of Indiana or the United States.

Ind. Admission and Discipline Rule 25(V)(A) (Thomson Reuters/West 2019). Accordingly, Judge Andrew Adams is hereby suspended with pay effective immediately. This suspension will continue in effect until further order of this Court.

Loretta H. Rush, Chief Justice of Indiana

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