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Court clerk places people in danger by posting names of police snitches on Facebook

By Mason White 3:04 PM October 9, 2013
Destiny Bratcher 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) Drug dealers were happy to get the name of the woman, who ratted them out to police.

Police officers promise to keep informants’ names confidential, but their promise was not kept when an Indiana county clerk posted the information on Facebook for all to see.

Destiny Bratcher, 20, was arrested by the Charlestown Police Department on charges of obstruction of justice, intimidation, disclosure of confidential information, and false information.

Bratcher is accused of accessing confidential documents relating to an informant, who was promised that her name will be kept confidential with the Charlestown Police Department.

The informant apparently snitched on some of Bratcher’s drug dealing friends. In retaliation, Bratcher stole the username and password to a court computer and accessed the information to get the name of the snitch.

Police began investigating after the informant has reportedly received death threats from the drug dealers.

Bratcher works as a switchboard operator and mailroom clerk at the Clark County courthouse. She was placed on paid administrative leave.

Before her current job, Bratcher worked at the Clark County Circuit Court. Her grandmother, Barbara Bratcher Haas, works as the Clark County Clerk.
Bratcher was booked into jail and was later released on her own recognizance.