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The family of a Marine veteran who died at a Veterans Affairs facility in Tomah, Wis., due to a toxic mixture of more than a dozen drugs, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S. government, the Associated Press reported late Monday. Jason Simcakoski died in 2014. His family is arguing the VA caregivers improperly prescribed and administered drugs. The suit also alleges the government agency did not provide sufficient...
Whole grain oats, peanuts and…pesticide? On Wednesday, three lawsuits were filed against General Mills' granola bar purveyor Nature Valley. The company’s snack bars are currently labeled as being made with “100% natural whole grain oats." But one lawsuit alleges that they actually contain small quantities of the pesticide glyphosate. According to the litigation, filed in District Courts in New York, California, and...
Metro police have dedicated extra resources to figuring out what's behind a man peering into the windows of homes in Franklin Township. No arrests have been made and police are uncertain a crime has even been committed. The video is clear. The man can be seen walking up to the house. at one point, barking dogs seem to scare him away. But another time, he looks into windows, comes back again and even tries the keypad. ...Click...
The FBI is probing whether any illegal activity led to the creation and passage of Indiana’s contentious new vaping law. State Sen. Phil Boots, a Crawfordsville Republican, told IBJ he spoke with an FBI agent about the law more than a month ago. And Evan McMahon, who runs an advocacy group that had opposed the law, also told IBJ he talked to an FBI agent “a week or so ago.” He said they had an in-depth conversation about the...
Celebrity hair stylist, Chaz Dean, creator of the popular Wen hair care products, and the products manufacturer, Guthy-Renker LLC, have proposed a $26.25 million settlement to end class action claims filed by women across the country who allege that the product, which is promoted as containing no harsh chemicals, left them with severe hair loss and bald spots. More than 200 women have joined the class since lead plaintiff, Amy...

Robert B. Turner

In 1985 Mr. Turner graduated from Indiana University School of Law.    Prior to that he served on the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department holding several positions within the administration and operations.  He served as the Director of the Training Academy, Captain of Quadrant IV, Operations Division, Narcotics and Vice Branch Commander, just to name a few.

In 2000, Mr. Turner was appointed as the Director of Public Safety for the City of Indianapolis by Mayor Bart Peterson and served in that position until 2006.

Since departing his position with the City of Indianapolis, Mr. Turner has turned his focus solely to the practice of law.

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana State Bar, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1983
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1997
  • New Mexico State Bar, 2012


  •  Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, J.D., 1985
  •  Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts, 1978

Special Certifications and Achievements:  

  • Certified Police Legal Advisor
  • Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Security Consultant / Dignitary Protection
  • Board of Public Safety, Board President
  • Indianapolis Public Schools Career & Technology Board
  • Ivy Tech Criminal Justice, Member
  • USAR Task Force  Board


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