The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has the statutory authority to investigate and audit the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD). This decision solidified the initial ruling made by the Civil District Court.
During its ongoing oversight and investigation of OPCD, the OIG requested that OPCD produce certain financial records and information. OPCD rejected the request and challenged the OIG’s statutory authority. The Civil District Court’s judgment ordered OPCD to produce the requested data; however, the OPCD appealed and contended that the OIG had exceeded its statutory authority and suggested the Civil District Court erred in its decision.