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State Commission Charges Gibson Co. Judge


Circuit Judge Jeffrey Meade is accused of judicial misconduct

A Gibson County judge faces disciplinary charges. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications says four counts of misconduct have been filed against Gibson Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Meade.

The charges stem from his handling of a paternity case and Child in Need of Services cases.

The Commission charges that Judge Meade violated judicial canons, requiring judges to respect the law, avoid impropriety, and promote confidence in the judiciary.

Of the four counts, one is related to Meade’s demeanor in proceedings of a juvenile paternity case. The remaining three charges are associated with his actions during an off-the-record hearing in the Child in Need cases.

The Indiana Supreme Court has final authority to determine what, if any, judicial misconduct occurred.

Meade is currently acting as special judge in the city of Evansville's case against former Parks and Recreation Director Brian Holtz.