Baton Rouge police on Saturday executed a search warrant at the home of fired Parish Attorney Mary Roper to look for documents allegedly stolen from the city-parish.
Authorities searched the house after two Parish Attorney’s Office employees accused Roper of hacking into their computers in September, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a 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 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.
Roper did not return a request for comment Saturday evening. When reached Saturday evening, Roper’s attorney E. Wade Shows said that he was not aware of the search being conducted.
“Ms. Roper was very cooperative during the search,” McKneely said.
A copy of the search warrant was not immediately available Saturday night, nor was information available on who signed off on it or what, if anything, was found during the search.
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