CMPD’s Lost and Found: a ham and a tombstone

Shotguns, bikes, drugs, a ham and a coffin: just a few of the items at CMPD's Property Control Room when this story was written in 1982. The department was responsible for the safekeeping of evidence, lost items and recovered stolen things. April 21, 2017 By John Monk, Observer Staff Writer This is where Charlotte's lost things wind ...
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to eliminate backlog of untested rape kits by summer

Like most police agencies across the country, the department found itself with a large backlog of untested kits, "as best practices and the department's policies for testing sexual assault evidence evolved," the city of Charlotte said this week in announcing the planned near-elimination of backlogged kits. February 14, 2017 The Charlotte-Mecklenbur...
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Columbus Co. Sheriff enlists SBI to help find missing evidence

WorldNow and WECT, WECT 6, wect.com BYLINE: Justin Smith Columbus County, NC Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to help find evidence missing from his department. (Source: WECT) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Columbus County Sheri...
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Audit: Police in North Carolina city destroyed 333 rape kits to make space in evidence room

FOX NEWS, foxnews.com BYLINE: Associated Press Fayetteville, NC FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina police department says an audit by the department shows that more than 300 rape kits from cold cases were destroyed to make more space in the evidence room. Local news media...
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Police Make Few Changes in Year Since Evidence Audit

WLOS ABC 13, News 13, wlos.com BYLINE: Jon Ostendorff, News 13, Asheville, NC ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- City leaders got a copy of an audit that showed a Police Department evidence room in disarray a year ago but officials didn’t start on many of the fixes it ...
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SBI: Former East Spencer officer accused of taking evidence

The Salisbury Post, salisburypost.com BYLINE: Shavonne Walker, East Spencer, NC EAST SPENCER — State investigators say former East Spencer Officer Alan Bridges is accused of taking evidence from the East Spencer Police Department nearly two ...
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Evidence lost, murder case dismissed

The News Herald, Morganton, NC, morganton.com BYLINE: JESSICA ISAACS, Burke County, NC Timothy Paul Bumgarner The superior court case involving a Morganton man charged with his stepfather’s 2010 murder was dismissed Monday after a key piece of evidence ...
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D.A. Ron Moore releases APD evidence-room audit

Mountain Xpress, Asheville Citizen-Times, Carolina Public Press, mountainx.com BYLINE: Jake Frankel Asheville, NC District Attorney Ron Moore released a 2011 audit of the Police Department Evidence Room June 19, revealing more details about missing drugs, guns and money that...
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