Two police chiefs — Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter and Bridgeport Chief Chad Dojack — have reportedly been arrested and booked in a case involving actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker — and the surrogate mother who recently gave birth to their twin girls. The police chiefs are accused of illegally breaking into the home of the 26-year-old Michelle Ross to obtain information to be sold to a tabloid.
According to news reports, the two police chiefs allegedly hoped to obtain personal details and materials to be sold to a tabloid reporter who was staying nearby. The chiefs insists that they did nothing wrong, and one has claimed that he went into the house when he saw the door open (and wanted to be sure the occupants were safe). Carpenter has been more public in his defense says that he is “100% innocent.” He has also been quoted as saying that it was “a joke” gone bad, here.