- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge District Attorney Office says a former city-parish worker arrested last summer and accused of stealing $15,000-plus in parking meter money can’t be charged at this time.

District Attorney Hillar Moore told The Advocate (https://bit.ly/2afUeDB) Wednesday there is no direct evidence that 27-year-old Bryant McConnell misappropriated the cash.

McConnell, of Baton Rouge, was fired from his post in the Revenue Division of the city-parish Finance Department after the money went missing over a five-month period ending in March 2015.

Moore said there was probable cause to arrest McConnell, but prosecutors need more than the available circumstantial evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Moore said prosecutors have four years from the date the misappropriation was discovered to file formal charges.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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