BRIDGEPORT, Ohio - One of two Ohio police chiefs accused of snooping on a celebrity surrogate mother has been placed on paid leave.

The village council in Bridgeport voted Monday to put Chief Chad Dojack on leave pending the outcome of the case, which involves the woman who carried twins for actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.

Dojack and Police Chief Barry Carpenter of neighbouring Martins Ferry in eastern Ohio pleaded not guilty Friday to several felonies. A special prosecutor said the men conspired to take items from the surrogate's Martins Ferry home to sell to paparazzi.

Carpenter and his lawyer met Monday with the Martins Ferry mayor and safety director. Mayor Phil Wallace said he'd make an announcement about the chief's status Tuesday.