The investigation into this matter was predicated on information received from Zepporiah Edmonds, Parking Administrator, Department of Public Works (DPW), alleging that a S&WB employee verbally threatened a City of New Orleans (City) Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) via social media posts for issuing a metered parking citation to a vehicle parked in the 600 block of St. Joseph Street.
On March 23, 2022, David Callahan, Chief Administrative Officer, S&WB, sent an email to the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) containing a letter from Callahan and six photocopies of images he received from DPW. The six images appear to be screenshots of posts to a social media platform. One of the images includes a portion of a metered parking citation issued in the 600 block of St. Joseph Street, all of which he received from DPW.
This investigation has determined that Mytrell Carter:
- may have violated the rules of the City’s Civil Service Commission, by posting threatening messages on social media.
- may have violated the S&WB Code of Ethics, by posting threatening messages on social media.
- violated City Code because she refused to cooperate with the OIG.
- violation of City Code Section 2-1120, Paragraph (20)(d)