DA: Upper Dublin detective killed himself after stealing drugs or cash from dozens of cases

Enter Headline here Enter Article DATE HERE He was a well-respected police detective, a marathoner, a youth sports coach, and a dedicated dad to four children. Colleagues knew him as someone they could depend on. But Michael W. Gommer, an 18-year veteran of the Upper Dublin Township Police Department, kept a secret for years: He was a drug add...
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Hollywood Police Chief responds to findings of gross mismanagement of Property and Evidence Unit

The theft of $137,609 in currency and 1,096 pills from the evidence room went undetected from the HPD's custody prior to January 2012.   ​ March 2, 2017 Broward Inspector General John W. Scott announced Tuesday, February 28 that the Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG) had issued a final report finding that Hollywood Police Department...
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More than half of police, prosecutors miss N.Y. rape kit deadline

The state Division of Criminal Justice Services issued a report Wednesday that counted at least 1,622 rape kits across the state that had not yet been sent to a lab for testing. March 2, 2017 "DCJS will contact agencies and offices that did not provide information for this report, reiterate the importance of reporting to the state and work with tho...
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Manhattan DA Cy Vance says 70 arrests made across U.S. after old rape kits were examined

Vance's office committed $38 million in grants to 32 jurisdictions in 20 states across the U.S. starting in 2015 to eliminate backlogs of untested sexual assault evidence kits. March 2, 2017 Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said Wednesday that efforts to eliminate national rape kit backlogs have led to 70 arrests in cold cases. Vance's offi...
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New guidelines for police department's evidence storage after theft

Drugs and cash missing from a police evidence room were taken by a police detective who has since passed away. March 2, 2017 UPPER DUBLIN, Pa. - Drugs and cash missing from a police evidence room were taken by a police detective who has since passed away. The Upper Dublin Police Department and Montgomery County District Attorney's office revealed T...
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Lawrence police officer placed on leave

Regardless, police policy requires officers to deposit items they seize into evidence lockers at headquarters. March 1, 2017 LAWRENCE -- An 18-year veteran of the police force has been put on paid leave while the department investigates an allegation that he seized a legally registered handgun during a traffic stop last month and took the weapon ho...
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County Sheriff’s K9 Officer Arrested, Accused of Taking Cocaine From Evidence Locke

A subsequent investigation alleges that Adams had diverted the cocaine to his own personal use. March 1, 2017 An Ocean County Sheriff's Department officer who legally obtained cocaine to train his canine partner began obtaining the substance illegally, authorities charged Wednesday. Lt. John C. Adams, 40, of Toms River, is facing charges of officia...
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Arrest made in 1991 cold case homicide

Licking County Sheriff's Office Detective Captain Chris Slayman announced the arrest of Gustave Sapharas, 72, of Canton March 1, 2017 NEWARK - More than 25 years after the body of 20-year-old Bonita Parker was found near Pataskala, the person police believe to be responsible for her death is behind bars. Licking County Sheriff's Office Detective Ca...
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