After months of investigation into Governor Northam’s racist yearbook photo, nothing could be determined. The investigators cannot determine who is in the photo nor do they have any idea how the photo got into the yearbook. But current and past Presidents of Virginia Eastern Medical School were aware of the photo and chose not to disclose it. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch,
A team hired by EVMS released its much-anticipated, 55-page report Wednesday, shedding some light into the culture at EVMS at the time, but delivering little about the photo, which depicts a person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe.
“We weighed all the evidence and based on that, we can’t conclusively identify either person in the picture, and that includes Governor Northam,” former Attorney General Richard Cullen, a partner at McGuireWoods, said during the news conference at the medical school.
Investigators added that they found “no information that the photograph was placed on [Northam’s] personal page in error” and that they could not “conclusively determine the origin of the photograph.”
McGuireWoods contacted more than 80 people connected to EVMS and interviewed 30 people connected to the school as part of its investigation, including five members of the yearbook staff — none of whom were identified in the report. Investigators also interviewed Northam and members of his staff.