BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - WAFB would like to make a correction to a story we report on Friday. We reported that East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper was on leave from her job. That is incorrect.
Ms. Roper voluntarily took off a short amount of time several weeks ago during a disagreement with some council members. She has since returned to her post as Parish Attorney.
To clarify another point, Ms Roper is named as a defendant, in her capacity as Parish Attorney, in a federal lawsuit against the city of Baton Rouge. She is not defending the city.
The judge in the case has ordered Ms. Roper and others to his court in a few weeks to find out why some papers were filed late by the attorney who is representing the city.
We apologize for the mistake.