NIJ - Best Practices on Assault Kits


Public Comment Period on the DRAFT "National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach" Aug 1st, 2016 Under the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2013, NIJ convened an expert working group to develop recommendations for the accurate, timely and effective collection and processing of sexual assault evidence...

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Where’s the Missing Money in Mahanoy City?

WNEP Newswatch 16, wnep.comBYLINE: Dave Bohman, Newswatch 16 VIDEOMahanoy City, PAMAHANOY CITY -- Newswatch 16 has learned that money is missing from the police department in Mahanoy City, money seized in a drug case.Just day...

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Missing evidence found in sheriff's locker could free inmate in 1990 SD murder case

Capital Journal, capjournal.comBYLINE: Associated PressMcCook County, SDSIOUX FALLS — McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris says an envelope found in an evidence locker is related to the case of a South Dakota inmate trying to pr...

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Former sheriff's deputy accused of pawning guns from evidence locker

WFAA-TV, wfaa.comBYLINE: Brett Shipp, WFAAEllis County, TXSources say Lt. Phillip Slaughter abruptly resigned late last month. What followed shocked his co-workers.Phillip Slaughter (Photo: Courtesy - Ellis County Sheriff's D...

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Acadia Sheriff's Office spokeswoman accused of stealing drug money

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The Advertiser, theadvertiser.comBYLINE: Seth Dickerson, Parish, LAMaxine Trahan (Photo: Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office)Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Maxine Traha...

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Report: Evidence issues may taint years of drug cases

Silver City Daily Press, scdailypress.comBYLINE: Stewart McClintic, City, NMPotentially hundreds of convictions could be overturned after an audit of the Region VII Drug Task Force, based in Deming...

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Billings Police employee charged with stealing drugs from evidence locker

Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: ASHLEY NERBOVIG, , MTCoby James Lewis, 25, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor theft. Ga...

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Former Tallassee assistant police chief enters guilty pleas

Montgomery Advertiser, montgomeryadvertiser.comBYLINE: Marty Roney, Montgomery AdvertiserTallassee, AL(Photo: Contributed)WETUMPKA Tallassee’s former assistant police chief has pleaded guilty to two theft related charges rela...

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FDLE: Woman Stole $60,000 from Suwannee County Evidence Vault

WTXL ABC 27, wtxl.comBYLINE: Kiki JonesSuwannee County, FLMGN OnlineTALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Agents have arrested a woman who they say has been stealing from the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office evidence vault for 20 years. A...

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Former Alabama assistant police chief gets 41 months for beating suspect, selling confiscated marijuana

Alabama Media Group, al.comBYLINE: Jonathan Grass | , ALA federal court has sentenced former Tallassee Assistant Police Chief Chris Miles to 41 months in prison.Miles, 41, pleaded guilty on Nov. 17, 2015...

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Attorney general handling investigation of former Old Town sergeant

Bangor Daily News, bangordailynews.com BYLINE: Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Bangor, ME Michael Hashey Michael Hashey Courtesy of Michael Hashey OLD TOWN, Maine — A former member of the city’s Police Department who resigned last ...

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Police officer accused of stealing from department pleads not guilty

WLKY Louisville, wlky.comSimpsonville, KYThe police officer accused of stealing evidence from his own department found himself before a judge Tuesday.Terry Putnam was arraigned Monday on charges including theft by unlawful ta...

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Leaked investigation reveals Flandreau police misconduct

ARGUS LEADER, argusleader.comBYLINE: Jonathan Ellis, , SDFlandreau Police Department logo(Photo: CityofFlandreau.com.)In January of 2013, several agents with the state Division of Criminal Inv...

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Gazette opinion: The good, bad and ugly of the state crime lab cases

THE BILLINGS GAZETTE, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: THE BILLINGS GAZETTE EDITORIAL BOARDBillings, MTThe autopy room at the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula, Montana photographed in October 2015.KURT WILSON, MissoulianA contin...

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Missing money and drugs:

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The Times-Picayune, NOLA.com BYLINE: Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com 2 VIDEOS Grand Isle, LAGrand Isle Police Dept. accused of sloppy evidence protocols JPSO Sheriff Newell Normand Discusses Grand Isle Police Dept. Probe Jefferson ...

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Simpsonville officer indicted in $30,000 evidence-locker theft

Lexington Herald-Leader, kentucky.comBYLINE: Michael McKay, , KYTerry PutnamA Shelby County grand jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer accused of breaking into the department’s e...

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DEA's Definition Of Evidence Control Apparently Doesn't Include Recording Gross Weight Of Seized Substances

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[WBNS-TV, WSYX-TV], Floor64, Techdirt, techdirt.comBYLINE: Tim CushingLINK: DEA_Audit.pdfColumbus, OHFrom the: 'controlled' substances, my-ass departmentLegal IssuesLet's start out with this story, which is graphically (and t...

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ASP investigating police department over missing drugs

Frankly Media and Raycom Media. KAIT, wmcactionnews5.comBYLINE: Region 8 NewsdeskBatesville, AR(Scorce: KAIT)BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Special agents with Arkansas State Police are investigating claims a Batesville police offic...

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Firearms Stolen from MarMac Police Department During Renovations

KCRG-TV9, www.kcrg.comBYLINE: Katie Wiedemann, KCRG-TV9Clayton County, IACLAYTON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Clayton County Sheriff's Office is looking for some stolen guns and the person who stole them from the Mar-Mac Un...

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Sheriff’s Office employee suspended during investigation over stolen evidence money

The Suwannee Democrat, suwanneedemocrat.comBYLINE: Carl McKinney, County, FLSuwannee County Sheriff Tony CameronAn evidence custodian with the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office was suspended ...

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Bend man’s murder trial to proceed despite missing evidence

The Oregonian, The Bulliten, bendbulletin.comBYLINE: Associated PressBend, ORNicholsA judge says missing evidence won’t prevent the trial of a Bend man accused of pushing his girlfriend off a cliff.The Oregonian reports that ...

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Case closed in $18K missing from police evidence room

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FOX19 NOW, fox19.comBYLINE: Jody Barr, Investigative Reporter4 VIDEOS Goshen, OH(FOX19 NOW Photo/Jody Barr)CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - In a press release issued Thursday morning, Clermont County prosecutor Vince Faris annou...

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Ex-police clerk charged with stealing $101K from evidence room

The Palm Beach Post, palmbeachpost.comBYLINE: Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post Staff WriterRiviera Beach, FLClaudia V. HutchinsonRIVIERA BEACH — No criminal cases have been compromised by the alleged theft of more than $100,000 ...

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Former Worthington Deputy Marshal pleads guilty to conversion

Greene County Daily World, gcdailyworld.comBYLINE: Sabrina Westfall, EditorWorthington, OHThe former Worthington Deputy Marshal accused of taking money from an evidence locker was sentenced in Monroe County last week.Donald R...

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Audit reports call for expanded controls on Springfield Police evidence room after alleged theft of nearly $400,000

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The Republican, MassLive LLC, masslive.comBYLINE: Peter Goonan | to Document: City review of Springfield police seized cash proceduresLink to Document: Marcum Advisory Group ReportSpringfield, MA1 / 17 R...

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Former police employee pleads guilty in thefts

The Daily Times, daily-times.comBYLINE: Steve Garrison, , NM>(Photo: Courtesy of San Juan County Adult Detention Center)FARMINGTON — Ashley Goodvoyce, the 28-year-old former Farmington poli...

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Ex-Lake County deputy Hartman gets probation, community service for lock-up thefts

The Chaffee County Times, chaffeecountytimes.comBYLINE: Ryan Fitzmaurice, Leadville HeraldLake County, COHartmanFormer Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeffrey Hartman was sentenced on Feb. 4 to two years of supervised probation fo...

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Former Capitol Police officer accused of stealing painting from governor's mansion

Frankly Media and WKOW Television, WKOW 27, wkow.comMaple Bluff, WIMADISON (WKOW) -- Court documents detail evidence Capitol Police have gathered to charge a former member of their department with the theft of a painting from...

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Updated: After indictment, Sullivan City police chief takes 'leave of absence'

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Associated Press, CBS 4 (KGBT-TV), valleycentral.comBYLINE: Dave HendricksSullivan City, TXSullivan City police Chief Miguel Martinez4:35 p.m. Update: Sullivan City police Chief Miguel Martinez took a "leave of absence" Tuesd...

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UPDATE: Meeker County Deputy Charged With Stealing Drugs, Toys

AM1240-WJON, wjon.com BYLINE: Jim Maurice Meeker County, MN Deputy Travis Sebring Photo:Meeker County Sheriff’s Office LITCHFIELD–The Meeker County Sheriff’s Deputy who has been accused of stealing both drugs and toys has bee...

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Drug charge dismissed against Petersburg man over missing $4,000 seized by police

Richmond Times-Dispatch, richmond.com BYLINE: MARK BOWES Richmond Times-Dispatch, Link to Article 2016-01-28_charge dismissed over missing 4000.00Drug charge dismissed against Petersburg man over miss...

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HRP officer faces charges after allegedly stealing from evidence locker

Global News, globalnews.ca BYLINE: Heide Pearson, Online Producer/Reporter, Global News Halifax, Nova Scotia A Halifax Regional Police officer faces charges after substances stolen from an HRP evidence locker. The Canadian Pr...

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Sauk Prairie Police add extra safety feature to prescription drug box after officer arrested for taking meds

27abcWKOW, wkow.com BYLINE: Gordon Severson Sauk Prairie, WI SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- The Sauk Prairie Police Department is taking extra precautions to prevent people from stealing prescription medication from their medication dro...

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Investigation of sheriff puts drug task force at risk

The News-Messenger, thenews-messenger.com BYLINE: Craig Shoup, Reporter, Sandusky County, OH Kyle Overmyer, Sandusky County Sheriff. (Photo: Molly Corfman/The News-Messenger) FREMONT - County police chiefs ...

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DIGGING DEEPER: Beloit Police Department investigation turns up missing evidence, lack of training

27abcWKOW, wkow.com BYLINE: Kristen Barbaresi VIDEO Beloit, WI BELOIT (WKOW)-- The Beloit Police Department is undergoing an overhaul of policies and practices after an investigation turned up serious problems. The city paid ...

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Sheriff denies wrongdoing, feels 'betrayed'

The News-Messenger, thenews-messenger.com BYLINE: Craig Shoup, Reporter, cshoup@gannett,com Sandusky County, OH Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer and his sister Tracy Overmyer, Sandusky County Clerk of Courts. Photo: Moll...

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Alabama police officer accused of stealing drugs from evidence

Times-Daily, Alabama Media Group, al.com/news/huntsville BYLINE: Crystal Bonvillian | Cherokee, AL Nikki Inman(Colbert County jail) A part-time Cherokee police officer was arrested Sunday, accused of taking...

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Ecstasy pills missing from Rikers safe probably won't be found, jail official says, as department probes what happened

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, nydailynews.comBYLINE: Reuven Blau, NEW YORK DAILY NEWSEctsasy pills were discovered missing from a large safe in the back of the Otis Bantum Correctional Facility on Nov. 24. Seth Wenig/APThe missing ecs...

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Retired cop stole $400K from evidence room, police say

WCVB 5abc, wcvb.comKevin Burnham was on force for 43 yearsSpringfield, MASPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A retired Massachusetts police officer has been charged with stealing about $400,000 from the Springfield department's evidence roo...

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Simpsonville police officer arrested for burglary

An investigation is underway into a breakin at the Simpsonville Police Department in which $30,000 was stolen in addition to guns and drugs.

The Sentinel-News, sentinelnews.comBYLINE: Lisa KingPutnam, KYPutnam charged with break-in at Simpsonville P.D.Terry PutnamTwo months after the Simpsonville Police Department was burglarized, and robbed of thousands of dollar...

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Missing evidence items prompt state investigation into McArthur Police

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The Logan Daily News, logandaily.comBYLINE: TYLER BUCHANAN For The Logan Daily News, , OHA McArthur Police cruiser is seen in the Wild Turkey Festival Grande Parade. Courier file photoMcARTH...

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Former FHP employee gets 180 days probation in missing drug evidence case

WFTV9, wftv.comBYLINE: Tim BarberOrlando, FLEric BlackmonORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Florida Highway Patrol employee at the center of a missing drug evidence case struck a deal to avoid time behind bars.Eric Blackmon, 39, ...

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Ex-Hebron police officer sold drugs from squad car, department, testimony reveals

Northwest Herald, nwherald.comBYLINE: CHELSEA McDOUGALL - , ILRyszard T. KopaczWOODSTOCK – Testimony at a sentencing hearing for a former Hebron police officer revealed he sold marijuana while on...

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Former MWC Police Officer Accused Of Stealing, Pawning Evidence

News 9, news9.comBYLINE: Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9Two VideosMidwest City, OKA former MWC Police officer is accused of pawning stolen items including equipment belonging to the Midwest City Police Department.MIDWEST CITY, Okl...

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Former Upper Darby cop allegedly stole thousands of pills, cash from evidence room

thePhillyVoice, phillyvoice.comBYLINE: Jon Tuleya, PhillyVoice Staff Upper Darby, PAOfficer had been department's primary evidence custodian at the timeBrad A. Ross, a former Upper Darby police officer, faces hundreds of char...

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Drug disposal procedures tightened at Savage PD

Savage Pacer, swnewsmedia.com/savage_pacerBYLINE: ALEX HALL , MNReport from 2014 found evidence of tamperingSavage Police Department File photoThe Savage Police Department made changes to procedure...

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Police theft: Missing drugs, missing answers

Cayman Compass, compasscayman.comBYLINE: Cayman Compass Editorial BoardGeorge Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West IndiesOn July 13, someone, or “someones,” broke into a police evidence locker and absconded with 2...

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Missing money in Petersburg evidence room disrupts court case

WWBT, NBC12, 12 On Your Side, nbc12.comBYLINE: Rachel DePompaPetersburg, VAPetersburg Bureau of Police (Source: NBC12)(Source: NBC12)PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Fallout is beginning from a case involving missing money in the Pete...

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Oregon State Police halt drug testing at Bend, Pendleton labs

The Oregonian/OregonLive, oregonlive.comBYLINE: Laura Gunderson | The Oregonian/OregonLivePendleton and Bend, OR Oregon State Police have halted drug testing at two labs in the wake of allegations that a forensic analyst stol...

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Cops fail lie detector tests in $18K missing money probe

WXIX, FOX19 NOW, fox19.comBYLINE: Jody Barr, Investigative ReporterVideoGoshen Township, OH(FOX19 NOW)GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - UPDATE: FOX19 NOW has obtained raw interview audio recordings of the two Goshen police office...

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