Beaverton police captains too slow to react to property missing from evidence room, documents say

The Oregonian, oregonlive.comBYLINE: Rebecca Woolington, The OregonianBeaverton, ORBeaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding determined two captains violated department standards when they failed to take timely action last year a...

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Drug Task Force Audit Finds Cash, Evidence Missing

GREENEVILLE PUBLISHING COMPANY, The Greeneville Sun, greenevillesun.comBYLINE: KEN LITTLE STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleGreeneville, TNDist. Attorney Bell Says His Office Had To Dismiss 3 Felony Drug CasesAn audit of the Third J...

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Police search for missing $15,000 from Brockway case

The Evening Tribune, eveningtribune.comBYLINE: Neal SimonHornell, NYHornell, N.Y. — Mayor Shawn Hogan told The Evening Tribune Wednesday that the Hornell Police Department is searching for $15,000 in single denomination bills...

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Southboro's cache of seized drugs stretches back to 1992

BYLINE: Shaun Sutner TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, to ArticleSouthboro, MAWATCHDOGSouthboro Police Chief Jane Moran says she has been directed by town officials to defer to a lawyer for the town on all ma...

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Carolina Public Press: New Asheville police evidence manager sizes up ‘huge undertaking’

Carolina Public Press, mountainx.comBYLINE: Jon EllistonTim Scapin Performance ReviewsAsheville, FLWritten by Jon Elliston on June 19, 2013 in APD Evidence-Room Audit, Buncombe, Crime and Justice, Documents, Information, Spec...

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13 guns used as evidence stolen from Cebu court, newsinfo.inquirer.netBYLINE: Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer VisayasCebu City, PhilippinesCEBU CITY—Thirteen firearms that are being kept as evidence have been stolen inside a court here.An inventory made by Lys...

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Coroner: 2013-06-13_Caseyville police chief facing charges kills self, kmov.comBYLINE: staffCRIMINAL COMPLAINTCaseyville, IlCASEYVILLE, Ill.—A police chief in Caseyville facing official misconduct charges was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Fairvi...

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Former Sardis police officer killed Monday connected to attempted home burglaries

The Augusta Chronicle, chronicle.augusta.comBYLINE: Meg Mirshak, Staff WriterSardis, GABurkeA former Sardis, Ga., policeman fatally shot early Monday after apparently breaking into a police station evidence room was identifie...

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Pennsylvania lacks uniform rules for control of evidence

Trib Total Media, Inc., triblive.comBYLINE: Bobby Kerlik, County, PAPennsylvania's judiciary lacks uniform rules on how judges deal with evidence in criminal cases — a problem, legal experts said...

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Newport Office Evidence Technician Arrested Following Alleged Theft Of Cash From Evidence Room

Albany Tribune, albanytribune.comBYLINE: Albany TribuneNewport, ORPaula Diane BellOregon State Police (OSP) arrested one of their evidence technicians Wednesday following the alleged theft of money from the Department’s evide...

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Evidence handling focus of Asheville rape trial

The Citizen Times, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCAndrew Davis listens while seated beside public defender, LeAnn Melton, during his trial in Buncombe County Superior Court Wednesday. Davis is charged wi...

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Trucker pleads guilty for hauling heroin later stolen from evidence locker

Sun-Times Media, LLC, Southtown Star, southtownstar.suntimes.comBYLINE: JANET LUNDQUIST County, ILA California man set to go to trial this week in Will County for allegedly hauling heroin in ...

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Defense attorney: Ex - Pa. judge cooperating with investigators in cocaine evidence theft case

The Republic, therepublic.comBYLINE: JOE MANDAK Associated PressWashington, PAFormer Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky heads into Washington County Court in Washington, Pa. on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Online court records ...

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Former drug agent sentenced to 14 years in prison

The Fresno Bee, cbs8.comBYLINE: The Associated PressOakland, CAOAKLAND, Calif. -- A disgraced former head of an elite Northern California drug task force was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison after pleading guilt...

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Investigation under way after evidence tampering reported at police department

Team 5 Investigates, WCVB-TV, wcvb.comBYLINE: Kathy CurranAshland, NCProbe continues into Ashland Police Department, former chiefASHLAND, Mass. — Team 5 Investigates has uncovered new allegations of evidence tampering and mis...

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Police Recover Gun Stolen From Chelsea District Court Evidence Locker

CBS Local Media, cbslocal.comChelsea, MAChelsea Trial Court (File Image)BOSTON (CBS) — A gun believed to have been stolen from an evidence locker at Chelsea District Court in 2011, has been recovered.Two Everett men and an Ev...

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Former state trooper faces additional charges

KNOE 8 News, knoe.comMonroe, LAMONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A former state trooper arrested back in March of this year, has now been rearrested on additional charges.As part of an ongoing investigation, Ronald Thomas was rear...

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EXCLUSIVE: NYPD loses even more evidence in high-profile stolen motorcycles case

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, nydailynews.comBYLINE: Shayna Jacobs / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, York, NYThe NYPD's Auto Crimes Division and Technical Assistance Response Unit deleted video surveillance and failed ...

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West Valley City may refile dismissed felonies as misdemeanors

The Salt Lake Tribune, sltrib.comBYLINE: Janelle Stecklein | The Salt Lake Tribune, Lake County, UTReview » Some of nearly 100 dismissed felony cases could be refiled in court as misdemeanors; attorn...

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Marin drug squad tightens evidence handling policies after ordering audit

Marin Independent Journal, marinij.comBYLINE: Gary Klien, County, CAMarin County's drug squad has tightened its evidence handling policies in the aftermath of allegations that a former detective used c...

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Property Room Supervisor Accused of Theft No Stranger To Trouble

Sinclair Broadcast Group, CBS News, local12.comHamilton County, OHMichael Esposito, property room supervisor for the Hamilton County Sheriff, is accused of stealing from the property room. (Hamilton County Sheriff, WKRC-TV) T...

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Fayette Co. DARE Officer Resigns Amid Questions About Funds, Missing Property

WBNS-TV, 10tv.comFayette County, OHCOLUMBUS, Ohio - A DARE officer and deputy in Fayette County has resigned after being interviewed over a fund discrepancy and missing items from a property room.Deputy Dennis Cotner cited "p...

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More evidence-room documents released by sheriffs

Carolina Public Press, carolinapublicpress.orgBYLINE: Jon Elliston, , Haywood, McDowell and Polk County’s, NC‘Unannounced’ inspections in Haywood uncover discrepancies, missing itemsIn th...

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OSBI investigating items missing from Bethany police property room

Ohio/Oklahoma Hearst Television Inc., KOCO-TV, koco.comBethany, OKInvestigation began March 7, agents sayPolice lightsBETHANY, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating allegations of missing...

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PD audit reveals money shortage

Sequoyah County Times, sequoyahcountytimes.comBYLINE: Sally Maxwell Senior Staff WriterSallisaw, OKAn audit of the Sallisaw Police Department was given to City Manager Bill Baker on March 4.The audit was prompted by accusatio...

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Union: Drugs missing from Southampton Police Department

Newsday, newsday.comBYLINE: DAVID M. SCHWARTZ, , NYSouthampton Town Police Department in Hampton Bays. (May 17, 2012) Photo credit: Randee DaddonaCrack, marijuana, prescription painkillers...

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State police: Sergeant arrested for selling large amounts of cocaine

WWL-TV, Inc., wwltv.comBaton Rouge, LABATON ROUGE, La. -- A Louisiana State Police sergeant is behind bars after allegedly selling large amounts of cocaine and taking evidence, according to Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintend...

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Former APD evidence room manager pleads guilty to embezzling drugs

Mountain Xpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesAsheville, NCWilliam Lee Smith, the former evidence room manager, showing citizens around the room in 2009.Former Asheville Police Department evidence room manager William Lee...

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Ex-SF crime lab tech accused of taking cocaine from lab pleads guilty to misdemeanor theft

FOX News Network, LLC, foxnews.comBYLINE: Associated PressSan Francisco, CASAN FRANCISCO – A former San Francisco police technician accused of skimming cocaine from a crime lab pleaded guilty on Friday to misdemeanor theft.De...

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Deputy Pleads Guilty In Painkiller Theft At Jail

CBS 62 Detroit, detroit.cbslocal.comSt. Joseph County, MIPAW PAW (WWJ/AP) - A sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Michigan who authorities say stole a prescription pain reliever from a jail while on duty has pleaded guilty in th...

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IMPD Officer David Bisard trial date set for Oct. 15th

WorldNow and WTHR 13, wthr.comIndianapolis, INDavid BisardNDIANAPOLIS - Suspended Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Bisard will go on trial for his role in a deadly 2010 crash in October.An Allen County judge set the tr...

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L.A. Asks High Court to Overturn Ruling on Homeless Belongings

KTLA-TV, ktla.comBYLINE: KTLA 5 Web StaffLos Angeles, CALOS ANGELES — Citing an immediate public health threat, the city of Los Angeles is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling preventing the random s...

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Washington County sheriff's deputy charged in theft from drug takeback program

The Star Tribune, BYLINE: Kevin Giles, Reporter | East Metro, to ArticleWashington County, MNThe Oakdale man who is facing three felony counts stole prescription pills from drug takeback program, ch...

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Officer Pleads Guilty

The Post-Journal, post-journal.comBYLINE: Michael Rukavina (), The Post-Journal Jamestown, NYCity Detective Pleads Guilty In Evidence Tampering CaseA 14-year veteran of the City of Jamestown Police D...

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Michael Palmer, West Columbia Police Chief, Accused of Stealing Drugs from Ongoing Cases

Houston Press, houstonpress.comBYLINE: Casey MichelWest Columbia, TXIf found, please contact the Brazoria County DA's office.After being accused of swiping pills from his department's ongoing investigations, West Columbia Pol...

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Owners paid after New Hartford police mistakenly destroy evidence

The Observer-Dispatch, uticaod.comBYLINE: ROCCO LaDUCA, Observer-DispatchNew Hartford, NYNEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford police have taken steps to better keep track of evidence after several items of stolen property were mis...

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8News Investigates: Do Police Agencies Comply With Drug Destruction Laws?

Young Broadcasting of Richmond, WorldNow and WRIC, ABC 8News, wric.comRichmond, VARichmond, VA—Virginia law requires illegal drugs and paraphernalia seized by law enforcement officials to be destroyed. But after several offic...

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Where's Your Evidence?

The Austin Chronicle, austinchronicle.comBYLINE: Jordan SmithPampa, TXAdvances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evi...

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Investigators probe cash missing from Hollywood Police Department’s evidence room

The Miami Herald, miamiherald.comBYLINE: JULIE K. BROWN, CARLI TEPROFF AND MELISSA SANCHEZ, , FLNevins in '94 copy / Hollywood Police DepartmentBroward County and state law enforcement authoriti...

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Ga. deputy sentenced for trading stolen drugs

Gwinnett Daily Post, gwinnettdailypost.comBYLINE: Associated PressTattnall County, GASTATESBORO — Officials in the U.S. Attorney's office say a former Tattnall County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to nine years in priso...

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Muskegon Heights police evidence room:

MLive Media Group, mlive.comBYLINE: John S. Hausman | Heights, MIinsufficient evidence for criminal charges, longtime prosecutor saysMUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office co...

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Mice Tamper With Police Evidence In Marijuana Case

KAKE TV, kake.comBYLINE: KAKE NewsWichita, KSWichita Police investigated a case of tampering at an evidence storage facility - but it wasn't your typical suspect.Yesterday, an evidence clerk at the facility on North Waco noti...

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Another investigation into Kentwood Police pops up

WWL-TV, Inc., Northshore News, wwltv.comBYLINE: Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News, , LAKENTWOOD - Eyewitness News has learned of another investigation involving the Police Department, following the ...

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WWL-TV, Inc., Crime News, wwltv.comBYLINE: Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News, , LAKENTWOOD, La. - Kentwood Police Chief Greg Newton turned himself into authorities Wednesday morning after an investi...

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Former Jennings Police Chief Accused Of Stealing From Evidence Room

KATC-TV3, katc.comBYLINE: Jim Hummel Jennings, LAFormer Jennings Police Chief Johnny Lassiter (pictured) is under arrest, accused of stealing items from the department's evidence room.Lassiter is facing charges of theft (over...

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Some untested rape kits may not need lab review

YNN Your News Now, TWEAN d/b/a Your News Now (YNN) Austin, austin.ynn.comBYLINE: John A. SalazarAustin, TXWhen it comes to untested rape kits in Texas, it's not when they'll be tested, but if they can be tested.In Austin alon...

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Casper Star-Tribune Online, trib.comBYLINE: CHRISTINE PETERSON Star-Tribune staff writerCasper, WYInvestigators wrap up one of Wyoming's largest poaching casesA room at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Casper office sits ...

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South Portland Police promoting gun safety

Current Publishing, keepmecurrent.comBYLINE: Duke Harrington, South Portland, MERobert Scarpelli and Jesse Peasley: South Portland police officers Robert Scarpelli, left, and Jesse Peasley show t...

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Missing Money Prompts Case Dismissal

Wetzel Chronicle, wetzelchronicMissing Money Prompts Case Dismissalle.comBYLINE: LAUREN RIGGS - Staff Writer ()Link to ArticleWetzel County, WVWetzel County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught repo...

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Kentwood Police Department under investigation over missing evidence

WWL-TV, Inc., Northshore News, wwltv.comBYLINE: Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News, , LAKENTWOOD, La. -- The Kentwood Police Department is under investigation following a complaint of missing evidenc...

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