Internal auditor won’t do separate investigation into Barry’s use of taxpayer’s money

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro’s Internal Auditor will not do a separate investigation into Mayor Megan Barry’s use of taxpayer funds after news of her extramarital affair with her former head of security came to light nearly two weeks ago.

After a brief discussion in a meeting Tuesday, it was decided Metro’s Internal Auditor will help the special council committee do its investigation.  As of now, there are three simultaneous investigations into the mayor.

“The auditor full time looks at what Metro policies are and whether various compartments have complied with our policy, so when it comes to how overtime is approved for example, that’s right down the middle of what internal audit does. They’ll look at the overtime policies, the paperwork that got filled out, the money that was spent and give an opinion about whether or not the rules were followed. And if not what happened,” explained Councilman Bob Mendes.

Mayor Barry has also said she will not resign from her position and remains adamant that nothing illegal took place during the pair’s affair.

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