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State police crime lab loses evidence in Laynee Wallace murder investigation

Less than a month after being sent for analysis, the T-shirt went missing and is not likely to be recovered. Oct 13, 2016 GLASGOW — In early April of this year, an infant-size blue T-shirt linked to a murder investigation was sent to the Kentucky State Police Central Lab in Frankfort for forensic analysis, about seven months after the murder suspec...

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JCSO under investigation after audit

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Interim police chief named in Braintree

Move comes after 5 Investigates first reported missing drugs, money from department evidence room​ Oct 03, 2016 BRAINTREE, Mass. —5 Investigates has learned Paul Shastany, the former police chief in Stoughton, will be named the interim police chief in Braintree. The town has also hired retired Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Dan Linskey to he...

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Montana gets $2M federal grant for untested rape kits

Enter Headline here September 29, 2016 HELENA – Montana will test 1,400 rape kits dating back to 1995 that weren't submitted to the state's crime lab by local law enforcement authorities, Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday. The state also will add personnel to track the kits, counsel victims and investigate when DNA from the kits result in rape...

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In Braintree evidence scandal, unheeded warnings

She wasn't doing her job and sometimes appeared hung over and "out of it." Officers couldn't get the evidence they needed for court hearings. September 24, 2016 BRAINTREE — For months, police in this suburban police department had complained about Susan Zopatti, a veteran officer who was in charge of the evidence room. She wasn't doing her job and ...

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A searing new report claims opioid drugmakers spent 8 times as much as the NRA on lobbying

The opioid epidemic has already claimed more than 165,000 American lives September 19, 2016 A searing new report from the Associated Press claims that the makers of opioid painkillers, the dangerous drugs at the center of the tragic overdose crisis, outspent the US gun lobby on lobbying and campaign contributions by 8:1. The report looked at the pe...

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Seminole deputy arrested on drug theft charges

Seminole County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Thursday on charges he stole prescription pain medication from a storage safe. August 26, 2016 Seminole County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Thursday on charges he stole prescription pain medication from a storage safe. Lt. Jason Bender, who is assigned to the Sheriff's Office City County Investigative ...

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Petersburg PD files $20K insurance claim after money 'stolen' from evidence room

Enter Headline here August 25th 2016 PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 is uncovering new details concerning the missing money in the Petersburg Police evidence room. Through an open records request, we've uncovered an insurance claim filed by the Petersburg Police Department for $20,000. It was filed with VACorp Risk Management several weeks after we s...

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Dickson inmates found drunk in cell

Officers quickly realized the inmates had gotten into one of the officer's lockers, taken a half-gallon of whiskey and drank it. August 17, 2016 DICKSON, TN (WSMV) - Police are investigating after several Dickson County inmates were found drunk in their cells and one had to be taken to the hospital. Tuesday was court day for inmates in Dickson. Off...

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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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Gravestone mystery at Stark County Jail unsolved

The site lists his grave as being in West Beech Cemetery in the Alliance area. Aug. 7, 2016 CANTON Harry McDonough was born in 1898, served during World War I and died in 1953, a year after the Canton city directory listed him as an employee at U.S. Steel.Clarence O. Oswalt was just about a year old when he passed in 1911. The graves...

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Indictments for 56 cases handed down by grand jury include Aragon PD theft cases

Among those indicted are two Aragon Police Officers accused last year of stealing handguns from the evidence room in separate incidents in 2013 and 2015. July 19, 2016 Polk County's Grand Jury convened to hear dozens of cases and decide whether to move them on to trial and came back with 56 true bills of indictment in the Tallapoosa circuit courts....

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Federal prosecutors get 7 requests to verify evidence in Halifax drug cases

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Rape charge filed against DNA profile of man who attacked girl walking home from babysitting in 1996

The DNA profile of a man has been charged in connection with the 1996 rape of a 15-year-old girl in Akron. June 05, 2016 The DNA profile of a man has been charged in connection with the 1996 rape of a 15-year-old girl in Akron. Print Email By Adam Ferrise, Email the author | Follow on Twitter on June 05, 2016 at 4:01 PM, updated June ...

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Springfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evidence room money

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | to Article2015-10-23_Springfield pays to cover missing evidenceSpringfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evid...

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HRP officer faces charges after allegedly stealing from evidence locker

Global News, 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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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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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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The MirrorBYLINE: LUCY THORNTONYork, EnglandA TWIN arrested for drink driving got off because of a police blunder - but his brother was banned for moving the same car.Christopher and John Cooper, 22, were breathalysed and arr...

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Unanalyzed Evidence in Law Enforcement Custody

United States Department of JusticeMore than 2,000 state and local law enforcement agencies responded to a survey [1] to: 1. Estimate the number of unsolved homicide, rape and property cases [2] nationwide that contain forens...

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Police evidence facilities running out of space

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Lawrence Journal World, ljworld.comBYLINE: George DiepenbrockLink to ArticleDouglas County, KSLawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib peers into the mountains of cardboard boxes lining the main evidence storage room on the second ...

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Audit suggests improvement to Portland police evidence storage system

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, The Republic, therepublic.comPortland, ORPORTLAND, Ore. — An audit of the Portland police evidence storage system found it's run pretty well but there is some room for improvement.The Oregonian reports t...

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Salisbury Police employee placed on leave

Post Publishing Company, Inc., salisburypost.comtrongSalisbury, NCSALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department has placed its evidence and property custodian on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate “cash accoun...

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