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IN RE: the Hon. Sabrina R. BELL (2022)

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Supreme Court of Indiana.

IN RE: the Hon. Sabrina R. BELL, Crawford County Circuit Court Judge

Supreme Court Case No. 22S-JD-148

Decided: May 12, 2022

Published Order Suspending Judicial Officer

On May 12, 2022, the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications (“Commission”) filed a “Notice of Criminal Charges and Request for Suspension” with this Court, informing us that on May 12, 2022, Special Prosecuting Attorney Chris Lane filed an information against the Honorable Sabrina R. Bell, Judge of the Crawford County Circuit Court. The information, filed in case number 13C01-2205-F6-39, charges Respondent with Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child under Indiana Code section 35-42-2-1.3 as a level 6 felony.

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

A judicial officer shall be suspended with pay by the 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.

Accordingly, Judge Sabrina R. Bell is hereby SUSPENDED WITH PAY effective immediately. This suspension will continue in effect until further order of the Court.

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