TAMPA — A federal grand jury indicted Cortnee Brantley on a misprision of a felony charge Wednesday.
Brantley had been arrested on the charge by federal authorities after a man accused of killing two police officers surrendered..
Authorities say Brantley, 22, concealed the fact that Dontae Morris, the accused triggerman in the June 29 police shooting, was a felon in possession of a firearm.
Morris has been charged in the officers' deaths and remains in jail. Brantley is under house arrest while awaiting trial.
Court documents also state that a federal judge asked to be taken off the case. Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson requested a reassignment because his daughter is a corporal with the Tampa Police Department.
The case was handed to Magistrate Judge Mark A. Pizzo.