By CBSMiami.com Team

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – New calls Tuesday night for an investigation into the search of a former Florida COVID data scientist’s home.

A group of Florida Congress members, all Democrats, sent a letter to the state’s chief inspector general.

READ MORE: More Than 1,300 Hospitalized In Florida For COVID-19

They want to know more about what led the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to show up at the home of Rebekah Jones in Tallahassee, taking her computer and other property.

She’s now accused of hacking into a state system to communicate with her former colleagues.

READ MORE: Miami Weather: Another Cool Morning, Slight Warm Up Over The Weekend

MORE FROM CBSMIAMI.COM
Broward Schools Moving To More Traditional Classroom Format For 2nd Semester
Hundreds Wait In Line For Hours For Chance At $250 Grocery Gift Cards In Miami
First Shipment Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives At Jackson Memorial Hospital

But Tuesday the FDLE chief insisted there’s no way Jones could have been personally targeted for that search, even after the breach set off alerts at the Florida Department of Health.

MORE NEWS: Taste Of The Town: Casa Mariano In Doral Delights With A Blend Of Mediterranean and South American Flavors

Jones was fired after claiming the department of health was manipulating COVID data to support the governor’s reopening plan.

CBSMiami.com Team