Allen County Magistrate Marcia Linsky Resigns (VIDEO)

By Jeff Neumeyer
By Eric Dutkiewicz

February 27, 2013 Updated Feb 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - A top Allen County judicial officer quits her job, but questions linger as to why.

Magistrate Marcia Linsky resigned Tuesday, Allen County Superior Court judge Fran Gull says. Gull would not discuss the details of the resignation, saying it is a private personnel matter.

At least two local attorneys tell 21Alive they have first-hand knowledge that Linsky was escorted from the Charles "Bud" Meeks Justice Center Tuesday afternoon.

Linsky served in the Allen County Superior Court's criminal division since August of 1999, handling misdemeanor and traffic cases.

There were ongoing concerns about Linsky's demeanor in the courtroom, three local attorneys say. Specifically, they add, there were concerns about how Linsky interacted with and treated defendants and others she was in contact with on a regular basis.

The tipping point for Linsky's ouster may have come as a result of complaints being taken directly to Linsky's superiors.

Three superior court judges and two other magistrates will help cover Linsky's caseload until a replacement is chosen. That process could take a few weeks.

The position pays roughly $108,000 annually.

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