New Iberia Council Approves Internal Investigation Legislation
The legislation is dealing with the recent audits of personnel in the New Iberia Parish President's office. Errol Romero's office has been dealing with the issue of internal investigations for some time now.
The legislation states that anyone who doesn't comply with an internal investigation would be fined or face imprisonment. The fine can be as much as $500 and the jail time can be as much as 90 days if they refuse to obey the "lawful order of the council."
The council voted in the new legislation unanimously on Wednesday, just in time for the audits of the new hires to begin.
These audits stem from council members anonymously claiming that some of the new employees aren't qualified for the positions they carry and some aren't doing their assigned work.