HRP missing evidence audit finds significant gaps


An original audit was conducted between June and November 2015 and an officer was eventually charged with stealing from an evidence vault. Ensuing evidence audits found thousands of items had gone missing over several decades. January 15, 2018 Halifax Regional Police chalks up missing drugs and other evidence to poor management practices. Supt. Jim...
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Nova Scotia RCMP officer accused of stealing and trafficking cocaine


It was alleged the cocaine had been replaced with another substance and was given to another person, who then sold it and shared the profits Enter Article DATE HERE An RCMP staff sergeant in Nova Scotia has been charged with drug trafficking after an investigation into the theft of cocaine from an evidence locker last year. Craig Robert Burnet...
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Former N.S. Mountie ordered to stand trial in theft of cocaine from evidence locker


A former RCMP officer accused of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine from a police exhibit locker in Halifax has been committed to stand trial on a half-dozen charges. June 15, 2107 A former RCMP officer accused of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine from a police exhibit locker in Halifax has been committed to stand trial on a half-dozen charges. A prel...
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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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Tens of thousands of dollars, several kilograms of drugs missing from Halifax police evidence


Of the 12,000 items in drug-related police evidence almost a quarter were missing, but Halifax police Chief Jean-Michel Blais says nothing 'untoward' happened. February 1,2017 By: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Mon Feb 27 2017 Tens of thousands of dollars and several kilograms of illicit drugs are still missing from Halifax Regional Police eviden...
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Halifax police evidence, including nearly $5,000 in cash, still unaccounted for


Halifax police believe 32 drug exhibits were destroyed and six cash exhibits were deposited into a police bank account, but they're unable to prove that theory. Enter Article DATE HERE Metro file By: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Fri Feb 24 2017 Halifax Regional Police have located 34 of 72 exhibits that were missing from their evidence sto...
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