Longtime DEA task force member pleads guilty to reduced charges, agrees to help DOJ


Newman also had been accused of stealing narcotics from DEA evidence lockers, and, in December 2015, of falsifying paperwork within the DEA to transfer some cocaine from an old case. July 20, 2017 A veteran lawman assigned to a New Orleans-based federal drug task force pleaded guilty Thursday to pocketing thousands of dollars seized during drug rai...
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Money, Drugs, Guns: Former Cop Charged With Theft


Former sergeant is charged with stealing money, drugs and guns from the evidence room for police who patrol the world's longest continuous bridge over water June 9, 2017 COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana prosecutors say a former sergeant is charged with stealing money, drugs and guns from the evidence room for police who patrol the world's longest co...
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12 Investigates: SPD evidence room pill theft charges to expire May 11


The highly addictive pills were discovered missing when the department's Internal Affairs Bureau conducted an in-depth audit of the facility in May 2012 May 12, 2017 Five years after 14,100 hydrocodone pills were discovered missing from the Shreveport Police Department's evidence, no arrests have been made for the theft. KSLA News 12 Investigates I...
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Police Chief: NOPD mix-up sends key homicide evidence across lake


April 18, 2017 PEARL RIVER, LA (WVUE) - A missing man's vehicle found after a murder in the Milan neighborhood could hold evidence for New Orleans police detectives. New Orleans police found Gerald Oster Jr.'s SUV last Wednesday. It was found riddled with bullets after a shooting near the corner of Freret and Peniston. Oster went missing on March 1...
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He’s on the case after finding items lost in Katrina in an evidence vault


Imagine the surprise of a man who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina, and nearly 12 years later learned his class ring had been found April 25,  2017 Pass Christian, LA Imagine the surprise of a man who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina, and nearly 12 years later learned his class ring had been found. Chris Logan of Oxford, Alabama, lived...
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Baton Rouge DA, Innocence Project tangle over missing evidence in rape case


"the bloodstains, bed sheets, rape kit and sunglasses have disappeared from the evidence record since the 1980s" Apr 22, 2017 A nonprofit legal aid group is trying to re-open the books on a decades-old East Baton Rouge Parish rape conviction by tracking evidence for DNA testing. However, the bloodstains, bed sheets, rape kit and sunglasses have dis...
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Guns stolen from evidence room at old Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office


"We have 22 guns stolen, along with some narcotics March 7th, 2017 Livingston PARISH, LA - Livingston Parish law enforcement, like many other entities in south Louisiana, has been through the ringer thanks to the August flood. The 911 call center was flooded, as was the prison and the old courthouse building. Apparently, somebody knew not everythin...
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STPSO: Causeway police officer arrested after money, drugs goes missing from evidence room


St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office to investigate missing evidence, which included $6,300 and narcotics that could not be found in the evidence room of the Causeway Police Department, officials said. ​ February 2, 2017 Sgt. William Jones Jr. faces one count of felony theft and malfeasance after an investigation that began at the request of Causewa...
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