Family relieved after DNA evidence leads to homicide charges in 16-year-old cold case

Police say new DNA evidence that emerged in 2014 prompted a 22-month hunt for a suspect that concluded last week with an arrest in Sherwood Park. April 19, 2017 For a decade after his brother's murder, Ian Hepher would phone Calgary homicide detectives each year in March around the anniversary of his death to find out if anythin...
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DNA from 36-year-old gum leads to cold case manslaughter conviction

Bell was first arrested in 1981; however, he was eventually let go due to a lack of evidence. But advances in technology provided the proof needed to bring him to justice. April 2, 2017 alk about a long-lasting piece of gum. A 60-year-old British man was convicted of manslaughter in March after investigators pulled traces of his DNA from a 36-year-...
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Canadian cops lose $25,000 worth of cocaine during a drug trial, pretty sure they “destroyed” it, so all good right?

The judge said that the police losing nine ounces of the illicit substance was "troublesome indeed."Yeah. Enter Article DATE HERE A $25,000 booty of seized cocaine has mysteriously disappeared from the locked vault of a Canadian police station. Although, the stash was the key evidence during a drug trial held earlier this month, the cops say t...
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Washing machine drugs police Inspector Keith Boots jailed

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A cop billed his department for overtime pay. He was actually watching child porn.

He was logging into a high-security evidence server to watch child pornography seized from other people. March 22, 2017 For three decades, officer Craig Wattier rose through the ranks of his police department outside Toronto - progressing from tractor-trailer thefts to some of its worst investigations, such as sex crimes against children. One day i...
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New DNA testing leads to charges in 2005 Halifax homicide case

Halifax police say further evidence testing led to charges laid Thursday in the homicide of Naomi Kidston 12 years ago. March 23, 2017 Halifax police say further evidence testing led to charges laid Thursday in the homicide of Naomi Kidston 12 years ago.  Police said Donald Murray Peters, 50, was arrested without incident on Stanley Street in ...
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Evidence out-of-control: a provincial inquiry is needed into HRP's drug exhibit audit

The shockingly sloppy evidence control procedures also create uncomfortable questions about the trustworthiness of our criminal justice system. March 16, 2017 Last summer The Coast revealed that an internal audit conducted by the Halifax Regional Police had found widespread problems with the security and record keeping inside the HRP's Drug Vault—t...
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Missing evidence reported by Halifax police could affect trials: lawyer

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