Marion Co. Prosecutor's Office files motion for special prosecutor in Curtis Hill investigation

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 06:57:41-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Marion County Prosecutor's Office has filed a motion to appoint a special prosecutor for the investigation against Indiana's Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Hill is accused of sexual misconduct against a lawmaker and three legislative staffers.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Prosecutor Terry Curry said his office had filed a motion for a special prosecutor for the investigation into those allegations.

Curry said by law, the Attorney General is required to represent any prosecutor who has been sued in a civil action. 

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"We are a client of the Attorney General's Office and it would be entirely inappropriate for our office then to turn around and participate in a criminal investigation of the Attorney General," Curry said. 

Curry also said his office has not been given any information about the allegations or the investigation into them and they know nothing more than has been released by the media. 

"The only thing that I'm aware of has been press reports, there has never been any substantive information given to our office for review," Curry said. 

You can watch Curry's full announcement below. 

A memo released earlier this month outlined the allegations with the four women claiming that Hill inappropriately touched them at a party shortly after Indiana's legislative session came to a close. 

Several lawmakers, including Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, have since called on Hill to resign.

In multiple statements since the initial allegations, Hill has denied any kind of inappropriate behavior. He held a press conference on Monday pushing back against the accusations, saying the reports are wrong and that calls for him to resign should be rescinded until a full investigation has been completed. 

“This inaccurate, confidential report formed the basis of the calls for my resignation,” Hill said. “These calls for my resignation are unwarranted, and those calls should be rescinded.”

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