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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "Floyd Council not seeking $27K from Henderson"

Updating earlier posts on Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson, the most recent of which was August 5th, Madeleine Winer of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today in a long story that begins:

he Floyd County Council has dismissed a resolution requesting that the county prosecutor repay more than $27,000 in legal expenses involving the David Camm triple-murder case.

Last week, a hearing officer from Indiana’s Disciplinary Commission recommended that Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson be “reprimanded” for violating ethics rules by pursuing a deal to write a book about the Camm case between the second and third trials. * * *

Councilman Matt Oakley drafted the resolution seeking a refund of the $27,000. But the council refused to take it up Tuesday afternoon, saying it was premature because the high court hadn't weighed in on the ethics findings.

“Taxpayers should not be responsible for his bills,” Oakley said later Tuesday.

Floyd County Democratic Party Chairman Adam Dickey also criticized the decision, saying the council “stood silent” when it had the “opportunity to demand accountability” for Henderson’s spending actions.

“It is clear that these funds should not have been expended and the underlying reason they were requested by the Prosecutor is directly due to Mr. Henderson’s ethical lapse,” Dickey said in a statement.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 11, 2016 09:45 AM
Posted to Indiana Government