Indiana Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Lake County Board of Commissioners, et al., v. State of Indiana, et al.

Read the original article source of this excerpt.

Indiana Supreme Court on 02/22/2022 by Chief Justice Rush

Lake County Board of Commissioners, et al., v. State of Indiana, et al., Case No. 22S-MI-64

The Indiana Supreme Court found, in an opinion written by Chief Justice Rush with concurrence from Justices David, Massa, Slaughter, and Goff, that probation officers are state employees for the purposes of IC 4-6-2-1.5, which requires the Attorney General to defend state employees.

POPAI filed an Amicus Curiae brief in this case supporting Lake County stating that probation officers are employees of the Court and, as such, are employees of the State and entitled to representation by the Indiana Attorney General like other state officials.