Fox Crossing judge suspended after arrest

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 19:28:52-04

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended Fox Crossing judge Len Kachinsky.

The suspension comes after police arrested Kachinsky on Monday for allegedly violating a temporary restraining order involving a court clerk accusing him of harassment.

Those allegations go back for more than a year.

This April, the state's judicial commission wrote a complaint where the clerk details accusations.

She said that Kachinsky would sit at her desk making cat noises, he would send inappropriate emails and post about her on Facebook, and that Kachinsky would take steps to terminate her employment.

NBC26 talked with Kachinsky on the phone Thursday.

He said that this is something that's dragged on for 14 months, and it's made it extremely difficult for him to manage his municipal court.

Kachinsky believes his suspension came after his arrest.

He's since been released and is not currently facing charges.

Kachinsky said that he is appealing that suspension, but the village lawyer said that recent electronic communications and materials in the office led to this current situation.

Kachinsky is a former lawyer for Brendan Dassey, who was convicted of murder and featured in the 'Making a Murderer' series on Netflix.