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Sheriff's Workers Smash Hard Drive for New Sheriff Published: July 2, 2014

(Newser) – Here's a treat for an incoming sheriff: The outgoing staff apparently pulverized the last sheriff's hard drive and left behind none of his files. Not only that, there was blood on the drive's remains. An outgoing sergeant at the Broward Sheriff's Office in Florida told Internal Affairs investigators that he ordered the drive to be copied and wiped clean before Scott Israel, the new sheriff, took office. But old staff members say the drive-cleaning software was unreliable, so one of them smashed the drive with a hammer and cut his hand in the process, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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