HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says the investigation he is pursuing on how three people associated with the Chris McDaniel campaign ended up locked inside the Hinds County Courthouse is not criminal.
He said his focus is the security breach. His office, judges' offices, and other important entities are in the courthouse. D.A. Smith said he does not have any information that shows there was a crime committed.
Janis Lane, Scott Brewster, and Ron Chambers were found locked inside the building around 2 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, the morning after the election.
The Hinds County Sheriff's Department did conduct an investigation that revealed that the three individuals entered though a side door that was either left open or was malfunctioning.
Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham asked Smith to do an investigation after the sheriff's department determined that no laws were broken.