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Panel: Ind. judge's apology 'too little, too late'

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana judicial commission says an apology by a central Indiana judge who faces nearly 50 counts of official misconduct is "too little, too late."

Marion Superior Judge Kimberly Brown issued her apology Dec. 11 and offered to accept a 60-day suspension.

But The Indianapolis Star reports the state's Commission on Judicial Qualifications in a filing with the Indiana Supreme Court says Brown's apology is "too little, too late" and shouldn't be considered in disciplinary proceedings before the court.

The judicial commission has filed 47 counts of professional misconduct against Brown, alleging her actions delayed the jail release of at least nine defendants. She's also accused of failing to adequately staff her court, neglecting her judicial duties and creating a hostile environment for attorneys, court staff and others.

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