Document shredding probe draws concerns

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Investigative records show Kentucky State Police didn't examine the computer files of former Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman as part of a document shredding probe, a newspaper reports.

The Courier-Journal reports the computer files were never examined before police announced the case was closed and they'd found no evidence of wrongdoing. The Louisville newspaper obtained the records under the Kentucky Open Records Act.

The development is raising questions about the investigation's thoroughness.

The newspaper reports that investigators were told that Sherman had deleted the contents of his computer. State police seized the computer, though Sherman said the deletion was accidental and an LRC official said the deleted files had been restored.

Sherman resigned last year amid accusations that the legislative workplace had been too tolerant of sexual harassment.

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