On the eve of a county grand jury proceeding into possible misuse of public funds by Compton officials, district attorney investigators Wednesday conducted a search of Compton City Hall.
Employees said investigators ordered them out of portions of the building while officials looked for documents in a court-authorized search.
Deputy Dist. Atty. David Demerjian, who heads the district attorney's public integrity unit, described the search as very narrow and aimed at securing a few specific documents that he declined to identify. Sources have said the district attorney's office is looking into possible misuses of city-issued credit cards by some City Council members and top administrators. A number of Compton officials have been subpoenaed to testify at grand jury hearings beginning today.