Fla. police aide accused of tipping off gangs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A civilian police aide is accused of passing investigation details to Florida gang members.

Fort Pierce Police say community service aide Ebony Baret warned an inmate about an operation against his gang.

According to an affidavit, Baret set up three-way calls with the inmate and another gang member to describe the uniforms and cars that officers would be using.

She's also accused of helping gang members intimidate witnesses in the inmate's pending trial.

Police say Baret had access to all "intelligence and criminal information."

Baret's phone calls with the inmate were recorded.

Baret was arrested Thursday on charges of obstructing justice and official misconduct. She was released from the St. Lucie County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Jail records did not show any attorney information.

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