LANGSTON — A week after confirming a forensic examination of a Langston University administrator's computer would be conducted, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials said no such examination will take place.
OSBI officials plan to return the computer belonging to Langston and assigned to Charles King, the university's vice president for institutional advancement and development, without conducting the examination, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said Wednesday.
Brown said Aug. 8 that the bureau planned to examine the computer for anything illegal that may have been on it. The proposed examination came at the request of Langston campus police, she said. Brown wouldn't give the reason for the police department's request.
Campus police department members also wouldn't explain why they asked OSBI to examine the computer.
On Wednesday, Brown said OSBI investigators determined no examination was necessary and that the bureau had no plans to open an investigation against King. Brown wouldn't give the reason the examination was deemed unnecessary.
“There are many investigative means agents use to glean information,” Brown said in an email. “An agent uses the information to determine how to or if to proceed.”
The Oklahoman submitted an open records request to Langston on Aug. 9 for all records pertaining to the department's possession of the computer. School officials denied that request.
On Wednesday, The Oklahoman submitted a second open records request for an incident report and call logs generated by the department when it took possession of King's computer.
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