Document Shredding Probe Reopened

Jun 12, 2014

Pressure from the media has been brought to bear on a Kentucky State Police investigation on the actions of former LRC Director Bobby Sherman.

KSP has reopened the probe into documents that were shredded by the commission director.

The Courier-Journal reports police made the decision after the newspaper reported last week that investigators seized Sherman's computer during the probe but never examined its contents. Police said in May that they had finished the investigation and found no evidence that any laws were violated.

State police spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb told the newspaper that reopening the case and examining the computer files "will either reinforce that there's nothing on the computer, or it will find something of importance."

The documents were shredded last September, two days after Sherman resigned. His departure came after his office investigated sexual harassment complaints against a former state lawmaker.