Chief public defender’s moral compass in question, state representative calls for investigation

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — An investigation into the East Baton Rouge Public Defender’s office has been called after the workplace has been described as “toxic.”

In the span of roughly 10 months, more than 30 employees have been fired or quit after Lisa Parker stepped into the role as the new Chief Public Defender.

Baton Rouge resident Natasha Neely said she loved her job at the public defender’s office and was crushed when she was let go last Friday, despite describing the environment of the office as unhealthy.