Botched investigation: Body overlooked for 49 days in van on police property


"It is absolutely embarrassing," said Mike Collins, a retired Shelby County Sheriff's deputy. February 8, 2018 MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FOX13 has new information about what happened the night Memphis police officers overlooked a shooting victim. Investigators told FOX13 no one has came forward to identify the body found. MPD hopes that a loved one, family ...
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Police haven’t been turning over all evidence but they’re making plans to change that


Administrative Judge Steven John told all Horry and Georgetown law enforcement agencies during a Dec. 1 meeting that they had 30 days to start turning over all evidence from a case before trials begin, according to Solicitor Jimmy Richardson. December 30, 2017 Police departments in Horry and Georgetown counties will soon have to turn over more evid...
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Investigation fails to solve mystery of missing drug evidence


The mystery of what happened to 71 oxycodone pills that disappeared after being introduced as evidence in a Franklin County drug-possession trial remains unsolved after a sheriff's office investigation. Enter Article DATE HERE The mystery of what happened to 71 oxycodone pills that disappeared after being introduced as evidence in a Franklin C...
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LOPD conducts evidence destruction


"one batch of evidence had a street value of more than half a million dollars" August 25 LIVE OAK — Instead of bringing evidence in, three members of the Live Oak Police Department spent time Wednesday morning taking old evidence out. Twenty-two boxes of drugs and evidence that no longer held any evidentiary value were loaded up and taken to a priv...
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Investigators: BLM agent took evidence, handed valuable stones out 'like candy'


The employee told investigators he had "bad feeling" about taking them from the evidence room, but followed instructions because Love was a law enforcement officer and "scary." August 24, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Bureau of Land Management agent who has been scrutinized for past behavior took valuable stones held as evidence and handed them out ...
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UPDATE: Sex assault kits part of missing evidence


An audit revealed that nearly 1,800 cases had missing evidence April 3, 2017 The Ingham County Sheriff's Office is now saying it's lost track of seven sexual-assault kits. The department announced Monday those seven kits are part of the 1,756 cases in which evidence was lost dating back to the year 2000.  Prosecutor Carol Siemon is not happy. ...
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Ex-evidence custodian indicted on 118 counts of stealing pills from Florence police


"I am both embarrassed and disgusted by this case" March 29, 2017 A former evidence custodian for the Florence Police Department has been indicted on more than 100 charges associated with stealing narcotics from the evidence vault. Lauren Ezell, 34, of Rogersville, resigned amid an investigation into allegations she mishandled and stole evidence fr...
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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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