Baton Rouge police on Saturday searched the home of fired Parish Attorney Mary Roper, trying to find computer files allegedly stolen from the city-parish, a police spokesman said.
Authorities obtained the search warrant after two Parish Attorney’s Office employees accused Roper of hacking into their computers in September, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, the Baton Rouge police spokesman.
Roper was fired in September after several Metro Council members accused her of not working regular full-time hours while employed by the city-parish.
Baton Rouge Councilman John Delgado on Thursday filed a public records request seeking copies of all of Roper’s calendars, time sheets and schedules kept over the last two years, but acting Parish Attorney Lea Anne Batson said the filings were missing. Roper, she said, was the last person to see them.
“Ms. Roper was very cooperative during the search,” McKneely said.
When reached Saturday evening, Roper’s attorney, E. Wade Shows, said he was not aware a search had been conducted. He could not be reached for comment on Sunday.
Roper declined to comment Sunday evening. A man who answered the door at her house but did not identify himself said, “It’s sad. Everything is sad.”
A copy of the search warrant was not immediately available Sunday, nor was information available on who signed off on it or what, if anything, was found during the search.
Follow Matt McKinney on Twitter, @Mmckinne17.