DNA leads to warrant in 1976 Houston cold case


Investigators say a review of DNA evidence in the 1976 fatal stabbing of a Houston man has led to a warrant issued for a convicted killer in a later case April 24, 2017 HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a review of DNA evidence in the 1976 fatal stabbing of a Houston man has led to a warrant issued for a convicted killer in a later case. The Harris ...
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Standardized rape kits good idea


Standardizing the rape kits would reduce the chance of contamination and make for a faster and more efficient process, she said. Enter Article DATE HERE All rape kits are not created equal. There are multiple vendors. Some law enforcement agencies buy them off the shelf. Some of the larger departments have manufacturers customize them for thei...
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Crime-scene investigator made errors in 65 cases, DA's office says


The review of 88 cases done by the officer determined that 65 had incomplete documentation, 32 had administrative errors and in eight cases, evidence had been misplaced. April 12, 2017 HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston police officer working as a crime-scene investigator made errors in 65 cases dating back to October 2015, according to a scathing audit r...
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Texas may ask drivers to help clear rape kit backlog


Texas is considering asking drivers to help it clear its huge backlog of untested rape kits, a novel approach that has been well received by cost-conscious Republican lawmakers and one that other states might consider April 5, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is considering asking drivers to help it clear its huge backlog of untested rape kits, a no...
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Man claims he owns $16K held by Pflugerville police but now missing

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Local police detective fired over handling of evidence


About 200 past and current cases could be affected, Mitchell said during a news conference Monday afternoon February 6, 2017 Temple police Detective Jason Jordan was suspended indefinitely Monday after an internal investigation that started in September into his processing, storage, documented return and release of evidence and recovered property i...
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Marlin Police officer arrested, charged with firearm theft


The officer, Tavis Cuthrell, 26, was booked into the Falls County Jail on a warrant charging theft of firearm by a public servant, a third-degree felony. January 24, 2017 MARLIN — A Marlin Police Department officer was arrested Monday on a Falls County arrest warrant that alleges he stole at least one firearm, according to the Texas Department of P...
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Ex-South Texas officer sentenced for role in drug scheme


A jury in July found him guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. December 22, 2016 McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A former South Texas police officer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for stealing cocaine and then staging a fake bust to cover up the theft. Former Mission police offic...
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