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Metro Corrections spokeswoman was fired for leaking info from investigation

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WDRB) -- Metro Corrections spokesperson Kelly Feiock was fired last month after she "leaked information" from an internal investigation to a potential target of the investigation, according to a termination letter in her personnel file.

Feiock was instructed to give a sworn statement to the jail's Professional Standards Unit on Sept. 16 and was told not to discuss the investigation with anyone, according to an Oct. 7 letter from Metro Corrections Chief Mark Bolton.

Bolton told Feiock she leaked the information to "the person who was a potential target of the investigation … almost immediately after you were instructed by the chief investigator of that unit not to disclose any aspect of the investigation."

The letter, obtained through an open records request, also notes that Bolton instructed the jail's professional standards unit to conduct an investigation into Feiock's actions.

During that investigation, according to the termination letter, Feiock initially said she had not told anyone about the investigation. But after she was told that the person she had allegedly shared the confidential information with had acknowledged the leak, Feiock admitted what she had done, Bolton said in the letter.

"To hold your position in this organization, you had to protect the trust given to you," Bolton wrote. "You broke that trust."

Feiock, who began working for Metro Corrections in October 2012, declined to comment on the allegations but said there is a larger issue and someone is meeting with the mayor Wednesday "to bring awareness of what's going on with corrections." She declined to elaborate except to say the meeting was on behalf of her and other employees.

Chris Poynter, a spokesman for Mayor Greg Fischer, said he did not know of any meetings Feiock or anyone on her behalf had with anyone in the mayor's office.

Bolton declined to comment on Tuesday. Metro Corrections is in the process of looking for another spokesperson. Feiock made about $46,000.

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