GOP members of the Indianapolis City-County Council voted Monday to remove Councilor Jeff Miller from the Republican caucus.
This means that while Miller can still attend full council meetings, he cannot participate in special meetings GOP members use to discuss strategy.
Miller, a Republican serving District 16, is fighting three felony charges of child molestation, and has refused to step down from the City-County Council despite pressure from his colleagues. Council members can only vote on his full removal if he is found guilty of his charges.
IMPD officers interviewed eight witnesses starting Oct. 20. During those interviews two girls, both 10 years old, told police that Miller had touched them inappropriately. All three counts against Miller, which are Level 4 Felonies, concern these two girls.
Republican Minority Leader Michael McQuillen restated his desire for Miller to resign, writing on Twitter that Miller should focus on his family and legal matters.
Earlier this month, Miller was removed from all three council committees in which he had a vote.