NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Inspector General's Office has released a new follow-up report over what it considers a lack of action by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office.
The OIG's office says the coroner's office requested a review of its supplemental payments to employees and contractors in 2013.
Wednesday's follow-up report claims nearly two years later that the coroner's office did not implement seven of the nine recommendations it agreed to take action on.
One of those recommendations included tracking time spent performing autopsies for other parishes.
Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse responded to the report Wednesday morning, citing the failure of Dr. Frank Minyard's administration, Rouse's predecessor, to follow through with corrective actions intended to bring the office into compliance with federal, state and municipal statutes.
Rouse states that since he has taken office, the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has hired a new accounting firm, called in the State Legislative Auditor and has updated several administrative practices.