Investigators say mayor continued to monitor emails after election

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By Forrest Berkshire, Editor

Mayor John Royalty is accused of ordering city workers to gain access to Councilwoman Kecia Copeland’s email in October, but investigators also say he continued to monitor her communications after the election and after her attorney sent him a cease and desist order.

Royalty gained access to Copeland’s account through her city-owned iPad in October, according to the investigation’s findings that were presented Tuesday.

But in December, Copeland was issued a new, “official iPad” and returned her old tablet.

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