Deputy prosecutor suspended over ‘egregious’ courtroom conduct

INDIANAPOLIS — A Marion County deputy prosecutor was temporarily suspended and is now on probation over inappropriate messages he wrote about defense counsel during a trial.

Deputy prosecutor Peter Beyel was representing the state in a misdemeanor drunken driving case in Criminal Court 12 on Jan. 18 when Skype messages he’d written about the defense attorney in the case, Mark Nicholson, were projected onto a screen visible by the jury.

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