CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Master Deputy Paul McManigal, assigned as a Task Force Officer to the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, was recently recognized as one of the Nation’s Top 30 Computer Forensics Examiners for 2017.
Nowadays, electronic devices have become commonplace as tools used to conduct, conceal or capture criminal activity, according to Public Information Officer Roger Antonio with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement recognizes the need to be able to forensically examine devices that may contain evidence of criminal activity.
The Sheriff’s Office’s partnership with the ECTF has proven invaluable in the investigation and prosecution of all levels of crime.
In the Task Force, examiners averaged a total of 116 annual examinations. Master Deputy McManigal led the State of SC with 241 examinations performed, Antonio stated.