LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- After a WHAS11 iTeam investigation a former Clark County Judge, Jerry Jacobi, has now agreed to never be a judicial officer again.
This comes after a scandal rocked the county's drug court program.
The report was released Friday, March 13. His days in office are now over for good.
"He was OK with the resolution," Larry Wilder, Jacobi's attorney, said. "It's time to retire."
Jacobi has now agreed to never serve as a judicial officer ever again. In exchange the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications will end their investigation into the practices of the drug court.
"He served well for many, many years and you know Jerry is a good honest person. I don't think there is any question as to his honesty and integrity," Wilder said.
Wilder says the agreement doesn't mean Jacobi admits any wrong doing.
"I think it was a decision he was ready to make and I think it's a decision that's good for him personally," Wilder said.
Jacobi had been at the center of the investigation after several WHAS11 iTeam reports. Complaints were exposed that the drug court staff was unlawfully arresting defendants and keeping them in jail longer than their sentence.
While the new drug court in Clark County is rebuilding, Jacobi is also starting over in a new life where he is not enforcing the law.
Because this agreement means the investigation ends there is no decision about whether or not Jacobi violated any laws or rules.
If he does seek a position as a judge the commission can revive their investigation.