YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — State investigators are looking into the access of Yakima County computers by County Clerk Janelle Riddle's private attorney.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports  that according to the state Administrative Office of the Courts, Riddle allowed her attorney Joseph Thomas into the courthouse after normal business hours on March 19 despite county commissioners telling her not to.

Commissioners have authority over access to the courthouse.

Surveillance video from that day shows a deputy clerk logging onto a county computer and letting Thomas take over the keyboard. Such computers house public documents as well as confidential information about child custody cases, victims and other protected information.

County officials launched their own investigation into the matter due to concerns over what Thomas viewed and asked the Administrative Office of the Courts to also look into the matter.

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