State law requires that public records be retained. The investigation turned up no evidence that the former sheriff had ordered destruction of public records, or that any laws were broken.
Lamberti's then-executive officer, Sgt.
Those involved told BSO investigators that they didn't know what was on the hard drive and did not view its contents. They said hard drive-wiping software was unreliable, or that it couldn't be used with Lamberti's hard drive model, the report says.
BSO website developer
So senior technical analyst
Lamberti couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday, despite a text message and call for comment.
Israel, a Democrat who unseated Republican Lamberti in 2012, has been unable to find all the disks that Prichard said contain the hard drive's contents. Prichard said he thought there were four disks.
But when Prichard escorted investigators to the archive room to look for a "Lamberti" box, it wasn't there. Only one CD containing Lamberti emails was found, and Giordano said the handwriting on it was not his, the report says.
Further, Giordano said he didn't copy anything from Lamberti's desktop computer.
"The investigation revealed that no copies were obtained from former
The case was placed on "pending inactive" status, "until which time evidence of a crime exists."
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