Former Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer resigned abruptly from his position with the Indiana Department of Child Services last month, according to news sources.
Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Meyer in a new position of DCS associate director in June 2018.
Meyer was appointed to help implement recommendations of the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group (CWG) on improving DCS operations.
Meyer overhauled the agency's legal team, hiring more attorneys and implementing training.
He resigned July 16.
He has not return phone calls requesting comment.
Noelle Russell, DCS spokeswoman, declined comment.
Meyer’s resignation letter is not subject to public disclosure, Mikka Jackson, deputy director of talent management, Indiana State Personnel Department, said in a statement. Resignation letters are accessible if the employee was subject to final disciplinary suspension, demotion or dismissal, but Meyer was not, she said.
“Todd Meyer was not suspended, demoted, or discharged; he resigned, and there are no formal charges pending,” Jackson said. “The statute does not require a public employer to create and publish a statement about the reason for another person’s decision. The individual may or may not choose to speak for himself."
Meyer was Boone County Prosecutor nearly 16 years and helped found Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center in Lebanon.
The governor lured Meyer to a state job after he lost the Republican nomination for Boone Circuit Court Judge in the May 2018 primary election.
Kent Eastwood, deputy prosecutor under Meyer’s direction, was appointed to complete Meyer’s term and was then elected Boone County Prosecutor.