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Highway patrol officers have been sent to prevent document shredding at a state department involved in approving a much-criticized state computer contract.

Governor Davis has suspended the director of the department, Elias Cortez. The governor also says that another state technology official, Arun Baheti, the director of e-government, has resigned.

The CHP officers were sent to the Department of Information Technology to seize shredders and trash after the Democratic governor´s legal affair´s secretary received unsubstantiated reports about possible document shredding.

Earlier today, Republican lawmakers called for a federal investigation of the contract, citing a newspaper report that Davis