INDIANAPOLIS — Josh J. Minkler is resigning as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday morning.
Minkler's resignation will become effective Saturday. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Josh Childress will succeed Minkler as acting U.S. Attorney.
Minkler plans to join a private law firm in the Indianapolis area beginning Monday.
“Josh Minkler has served Indiana well for more than two decades — first as an Assistant United States Attorney, then as my First Assistant and, most recently, as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, who served as the U.S. Attorney from 2010-14, said in a news release.
Minkler, a Muncie native, has served in the Southern District of Indiana since 1994. He was appointed the acting U.S. Attorney in 2015 before he was sworn in officially in 2017.
"Josh Minkler has earned praise from people of all political persuasions who are working to keep our cities and our state safe,” U.S. Sen. Todd Young said. “I congratulate Josh on his outstanding career in public service, and I wish him the best."