Advocates criticize handling of sexual assault evidence


Many agencies don't send evidence for testing unless a victim wants to pursue potential charges. They said testing every evidence kit would also add to Missouri's already extensive backlog. October 30, 2017 COLUMBIA, Mo. Advocates against sexual violence say Missouri's lack of evidence testing in some sexual assault cases make it harder to link rep...
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Florida Cop Stole Drugs From Dying Man’s Home After Hurricane Irma


A little over an hour after paramedics took a dying Boynton Beach, Florida man to the hospital, Palm Beach County Deputy Jason Cooke was caught rifling through the man's cabinets and drawers, according to a probable cause affidavit. October 28, 2018 A sheriff's deputy swooped into a senior citizen's house after paramedics were called — and was caug...
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Deputy, sergeant face hearings in Dracut evidence locker controversy


Sgt. also implicated in the evidence locker controversy, is the subject of another separate hearing. Enter Article DATE HERE DRACUT -- Deputy Police Chief David Chartrand, suspended last year for two weeks for his handling of documents in a lieutenant's personnel file, is the subject of an upcoming disciplinary hearing centered on the administ...
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Windham Police Department investigating evidence room break-in


According to Police Chief Eric Breiding, someone broke into the building sometime between 4 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. October 25, 2017 WINDHAM-The Windham Police Department, along with the Portage County Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in at the police department's evidence room that is housed in an off-site building. According to P...
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BCI investigating Windham police evidence room break-in


"We don't know what's missing, and I don't want to speculate," October 24, 2017 The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, with the assistance of the Portage County Sheriff's Office, are investigating an overnight break-in at the Windham Police Department evidence room. The evidence room is not at the police station at 9621 E. Center St., but at an...
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Senate Passes Cornyn, Poe Bill to Fight Nationwide Rape Kit Backlog


Across the country, there are shelves full of untested rape kits, denying victims justice," said Rep. Poe. "In 2015, the DOJ estimated there were as many as 400,000 untested rape kits in the United States. October 24, 2016 U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Ted Poe (TX-02) released the following statements after their bipartisa...
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Rape Kits Tracking Funding Concurring Votes Away From Passage


The measure would set aside $4-million for the tracking software and training. October 23, 2017 State Capitol - file photo Credit Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network (MPRN-Lansing) Michigan is on its way to tracking sexual assault kits. The legislation is in response to major backlogs of sexual assault kit processing. Almost ten years ago, ...
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District Attorney expects to file more charges against Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective


What led to the charges against Dodd was the discovery of evidence in a storage unit that belonged to him. Enter Article DATE HERE Additional charges against a former Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective are expected to be filed within the next month by the District Attorney's Office. Robert Dodd, who now is retired from the FCSO, faces t...
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