State Supreme Court Suspends Judge Accused Of Harassment

Court Clerk Says Municipal Judge Harassed, Retaliated Against Her

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended a municipal judge who was arrested on preliminary charges of violating a temporary restraining order and stalking.

USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports Leonard Kachinsky was booked into jail Monday then released without charge.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred Kachinsky from exercising the powers of a municipal judge until further notice, saying in an order it’s been informed he cannot “properly discharge his official duties.”

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Kachinsky’s court clerk has alleged he harassed her and retaliated against her. A judge recently re-issued a restraining order against him. The Wisconsin Judicial Commission has filed a complaint with the high court.

A Winnebago County prosecutor says a charging decision will likely come next week.

Kachinsky hasn’t returned a request for comment from The Associated Press.