New records obtained by FOX 8 have a crime watchdog calling for Mayor Cantrell to speak with investigators about how she and a member of her executive protection team spend time and taxpayer money. The city first denied a FOX 8 public records request for the documents but handed them over after a FOX 8 attorney threatened to sue if the records weren't immediately released.
Mayor Cantrell has spent weeks traveling the country and globe this year, and has come under intense scrutiny as taxpayers foot the bill. Now, there are new questions about who is traveling with her, and when , and where Cantrell chooses to have security.
Two New Orleans City Council members have asked a federal judge to launch an independent investigation into allegations and possible conflicts of interest involving Mayor LaToya Cantrell and a city cop.
A two-month-long FOX 8 investigation finds New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is possibly breaking city policy and maybe even state law, spending much of her time at a city-owned apartment, possibly without paying rent.