CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio authorities say a former longtime clerk of courts employee has been indicted on felony charges alleging she leaked confidential information from search warrants that allowed potential law enforcement targets to be warned.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the grand jury action Thursday, a week after police reported that 45-year-old Yakyma Boyd and an acquaintance had been arrested. Deters says her actions could have endangered police lives by tipping off criminals to investigations.
Deters says Boyd was paid some $1,000 a search warrant. Police have said they are still investigating the extent of the case.
Her attorney has said Boyd will fight the allegations.
The Hamilton County clerk of courts says Boyd has been fired and that changes are being made to better safeguard search warrants.