KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Knox County Commissioners and the Knox County Council plan to vote on a resolution in support of removing Knox County Coroner, Karen Donovan, from office at their next meetings.

Members of the Knox County Board of Commissioners and Knox County Council have been exploring the process of removing Knox County Coroner, Karen Donovan, from the elected office, prior to charges of criminal offenses against her.

The Knox County Commissioners intend to vote upon a resolution on April 4, 2023, at its regular scheduled meeting in support of removing Donovan from the position of Knox County Coroner.

The Knox County Council also intends to vote on a resolution at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 11, 2023.

If the resolution passes, the prosecutor, as the official for the State of Indiana, must follow Indiana law requiring written accusations to be filed and the presentation of evidence at a formal judicial hearing before any removal may occur.

According to a press release from Andrew Porter, Feavel & Porter Attorneys at Law, the office of the Knox County Coroner is fully operational, and the County Commissioners have taken steps to ensure that all records are properly stored, maintained and confidential.