Auditor: Poor tracking, police doubts behind nation's worst rape kit backlog

The issue of untested rape kits sitting in law enforcement agencies' evidence vaults has been a nationwide problem in recent years. In other states, the backlogs were created by officers' mishandling of cases and a lack of resources to keep up with the evidence testing process. December 6, 2016ALBUQUERQUE — The State Auditor's Office sa...
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Former DPD officer given probation

a former property and evidence section sergeant for the DPD, has been accused of stealing nearly $15,000 in cash that had been lawfully placed in the DPD's property and evidence section. Dec 6, 2016A former Douglas Police Department Sergeant has been placed on four years probation and ordered to pay $14,991.90 in restitution to the DPD ...
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Town Of Westford Says Money Went Missing From Police Evidence Room

the town said the money was from closed criminal cases, and had been stored in the locked evidence room. Enter Article DATE HEREWESTFORD (CBS) — An investigation was opened over a year ago into the disappearance of an undisclosed amount of money from the Westford Police Department evidence room, the town of Westford said Thursday.I...
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New law seeks to tackle years-old backlog of rape evidence

It also requires law enforcement agencies to submit every new evidence kit to a laboratory within 10 days and for it to be tested within 90 days. December 4, 2016ALBANY — A bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week aims to unlock evidence needed to solve countless rapes that has been stored in "rape kits," sometimes for yea...
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Forrler pleads to destroying evidence charge

A police officer accused of destroying evidence when he was the evidence officer has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and sentenced to court costs only. December 2, 2016ALTON — A police officer accused of destroying evidence when he was the evidence officer has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and sentenced to court costs only.Jonathan Fo...
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Crime Scene/Evidence Technician

Salary: $18.31/hr - $21.06/hr (see additional info below)Duties:Store and retrieve all property and evidence collected, seized, or kept by the police department assuring a continuous chain of custody. Maintain all records related to property and evidence. 3. Maintain asset inventory for the police department. Maintain in-car digital ...
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Roane County sheriff-elect on leave after evidence goes missing -

"Bo" Williams, a Spencer police officer of two years and now the county's sheriff-elect, was placed on leave Friday, according to local authorities. December 1, 2016The sheriff-elect of Roane County has been placed on leave after "evidence collected in certain criminal investigations" went missing.Matthew "Bo" Williams, a Spencer police...
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Ex-North Slope police employee gets prison time for stealing over $100K from evidence room

A former North Slope Borough Police Department evidence custodian has been sentenced to eight months in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from her employer, but prosecutors say an internal audit could not pin down the total amount of stolen money. December 1, 2016A former North Slope Borough Police Department evidence custodian has...
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