About a dozen investigators from the Ohio inspector general’s office showed up at Attorney General’s Marc Dann’s office in the Rhodes Tower in Columbus to begin an independent investigation.
They have already confiscated computer equipment, and State Highway Patrol officers are on the ground floor of the tower checking people’s badges and belongings as they leave. Apparently patrol members are targeting employees of the attorney general’s office for bag searches.
Lt. Jim Wernecke of the patrol confirmed that the patrol is there at the request of the inspector general. He would not comment further.