A former press aide for Houston's mayor has been indicted for allegedly refusing to provide records that had been requested by a reporter.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday a grand jury has indicted Darian Ward on one count of failure of a public information officer to provide access to public information.
If convicted of the misdemeanor, she faces up to six months in jail.
Court records didn't list an attorney for Ward.
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Ward resigned as one of Mayor Sylvester Turner's press secretaries in January after emails were released showing she had used her city email account to promote personal projects, including a proposed reality show.
In a statement Thursday, Turner's office said the mayor expects every Houston city employee to comply with the Texas Public Information Act.