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Hollywood Police Chief responds to findings of gross mismanagement of Property and Evidence Unit

The theft of $137,609 in currency and 1,096 pills from the evidence room went undetected from the HPD's custody prior to January 2012.   ​ March 2, 2017 Broward Inspector General John W. Scott announced Tuesday, February 28 that the Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG) had issued a final report finding that Hollywood Police Department...
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After scandal, Braintree's new police chief envisions new kind of evidence room

In the last year alone, officials in Mass have investigated allegations of evidence room misconduct in police departments in Westford, Adams, Lee, Springfield, Framingham and Braintree, according to a running list maintained by the International Association for Property And Evidence Inc., one of the few organizations that train police on evidence h...
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Ex-cop Alan Dubeshter indicted in Framingham Police evidence room theft

A former Framingham Police officer who was in charge of the department's evidence room is now facing criminal charges after authorities said he used his access to steal $20,000 from the department nearly a year and a half ago. Enter Article DATE HERE FRAMINGHAM - A former Framingham Police officer who was in charge of the department's evidence...
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Former New London police officer found dead in car

A former New London police officer, who resigned last year after an investigation into problems in the department's property room, was found dead   inside a vehicle in the commuter lot at Exit 24 on Interstate 395. December 13, 2016 Griswold — A former New London police officer, who resigned last year after an investigation...
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I-Team: Police departments neglecting evidence room audits

Retired State Police Detective: "To be a new chief or a new evidence officer and not have an outside audit is foolish" November 17, 2016 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A retired Springfield police officer will stand trial in December for allegedly stealing nearly $400,000 from the police evidence room.  The 22News I-Team reveals if police departm...
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Theft of drugs linked to evidence custodian

Nawolski pleaded guilty to charges of felony possession of hydrocodone, forgery, and theft by taking of oxycodone. November 16, 2016 VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A person who controlled evidence at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Regional Crime Lab is charged with taking drugs from the facility. The discrepancy was discovered during an internal audit at the e...
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Police officer at center of Braintree evidence room scandal exhibited strange behavior, colleagues say

The audit would reveal that over $400,000 was missing from the evidence room, as well as somewhere between 60 to 70 guns. Additionally, "thousands" of drug samples were found to be missing, or mismanaged. September 24, 2016 BRAINTREE — Colleagues of Susan Zopatti, the officer in charge of the Braintree Police Department evidence room, saw her exhib...
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