INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Minority Caucus Chair Karen Tallian (D-Portage) responded to Special Prosecutor Dan Sigler’s press conference concerning the sexual harassment allegations made against Attorney General Hill.

“I am frankly disappointed in the results of the Special Prosecutor’s report on the allegations of sexual harassment against Attorney General Hill. These women came forward, at pain to themselves, in the struggle for progress and equality. It is heartening to know the Special Prosecutor found them to be credible and believable witnesses. However, they deserve more than being believed – they deserve action.

“It is disappointing the jurisdiction of the special prosecutor does not extend to determining if an elected official acted unethically. Special Prosecutor Sigler acknowledged the accounts of harassment by the women are credible and confirmed in his official report that Mr. Hill touched the four victims and had consumed significant amounts of alcohol.

“As the chief law enforcement officer for the State of Indiana, the Attorney General’s conduct should be above reproach. Instead, we have the hypocrisy of a person expounding the virtue of law enforcement, the morality of family values, the wickedness of marijuana and the evil of women’s choice – all the while drunkenly groping young women at a bar late into the night.

“This is not the person we want to see as the face of Indiana law enforcement.”

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Sen. Tallian represents Senate District 4 which encompasses portions of northern Porter County as well as portions of Michigan, Coolspring and New Durham townships in LaPorte County. For more information on Sen. Tallian, her legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.IN.gov/s4.

NOTE: A photo of Sen. Karen Tallian can be downloaded at https://www.indianasenatedemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Senator-Tallian.jpg