Various media outlets report that police executed a search warrant at the residence of fired Texas Southern University President Priscilla Slade today. Here’s KPRC-2’s account:
A search warrant was executed Friday morning at Texas Southern University president Priscilla Slade’s home, KPRC Local 2 reported.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office issued the warrant as part of a grand jury investigation into a spending scandal involving hundreds of thousands of dollars of state money.
Investigators took photographs of the furnishings, landscape and security system. They are also expected to seize documents.
The Memorial-area home was at the center of a scandal that led to the TSU board voting to fire Slade.
Slade is accused of improperly spending $87,000 to furnish her home, $138,000 on landscaping and exterior improvements, and $56,000 on security related equipment and labor.
“They’re looking to document any Texas Southern University property. They had the intent to seize her computer, which is a Texas Southern University computer,” Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal said. “One of our investigators got a call from some people at the university that said some documents in the president’s office were being shredded. I can’t confirm that.”