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Anne Arundel County Police Officer Arrested After Firearms and Other Property Goes Missing During Death Investigation in Pasadena

When a police officer uses the authority bestowed by the badge to facilitate criminal activity of any kind, that officer is undermining law enforcement everywhere August 8, 2020 On April, 27, 2020 officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to an unattended death in the 1600 block of Wall Drive in Pasadena. On July 31, 2020, t...
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Denton Police officer charged for mishandling evidence (MD)

They have charged a Denton Police officer in connection to a reported mishandling of evidence at a crime scene. August 10,2020 DENTON, Md. – The Caroline County Sheriff's Office says they have charged a Denton Police officer in connection to a reported mishandling of evidence at a crime scene. We're told the Sheriff's Office was contacted by the De...
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MAY
08

Salisbury officer suspended, two employees cleared, one retires amidst four internal investigations

100% Inventory of Property Room under supervision of independent forensic auditor in partnership with Maryland State Police May 8, 2020 SALISBURY, Md. – City officials gave an update on Thursday regarding four separate investigations involving members of the city's police department. "We also want to reassure the public that their law enforcement o...
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FEB
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DNA ties 24-year-old cold case murder to suspect named in ‘Serial’ podcast

Committed suicide while serving time in Louisiana on an unrelated charge in 2008 February 15, 2020 North Myrtle Beach police have solved a 24-year-old murder using DNA evidence, naming a man tapped as a possible suspect in the 1999 death of Hae Min Lee by the podcast "Serial," according to WPDE. Ronald Lee Moore, who had also been named in a series...
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Salisbury Police employee accused of stealing from evidence facility

Enter Headline here February 15, 2020 SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury Police Department and the Wicomico County State's Attorney released details on Friday about an investigation into a police department employee, accused of stealing items from the department's evidence facility. The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) recently began an audit of its p...
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JAN
21

New Law Still Leaves Thousands of Rape Kits Untested

According to the Office of the Attorney General, there are over 6,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits in Maryland. January 20, 2020 A law requiring law enforcement agencies to submit qualified rape kits for testing within 30 days of receipt will become effective in January 2020, but it does not address the thousands of untested kits currently...
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NOV
27

Wrongful conviction: 3 Baltimore men freed after spending 36 years in prison for teen's murder

Lawyers involved in the case said they were "horrified" to see the amount of exculpatory evidence that was hidden from the defense team and jury. November 26, 2019 Three Baltimore men who spent 36 years in prison were released Monday after authorities say they were falsely convicted of a 1983 murder. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewa...
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NOV
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Maryland approves $9 million settlement for five wrongly convicted men

The settlement covers money for each year the men served after sentencing, not their pretrial detention. November 2, 2019 The state of Maryland on Wednesday approved payments of about $9 million to five wrongly convicted men, including about $3 million — the state's largest-ever such settlement — to a man who spent 39 years in prison for a crime he...
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MAR
17

DNA, genealogy used to solve cold case rapes, homicide in Rockville

Cold case detectives are investigating other crimes that Day may have committed. March 15, 2019 Montgomery County police have identified a suspect in two cold case rapes and a homicide that happened in Rockville, Maryland, in 1989 and 1994. The suspect, Kenneth Earl Day, died in March 2017 in West Virginia, at 52 years old. Investigators collected ...
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DEC
17

This Maryland cop went from a decorated commander to raiding evidence room for drugs. And he's not alone.


"It's like you're putting them in the candy store" December 17, 2018 Every mile brought Lt. Dan Gosnell closer to relief. His body ached for the little white pills, though his mind shouted to turn back. "What the hell are you doing?" the young police commander asked himself out loud. His pickup cruised east through Harford County. The Aberdeen poli...
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NOV
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Anne Arundel police use new DNA technology to close 2010 cold case


Parabon used a technology to create a drawing of the alleged suspect based on his DNA. Enter Article DATE HERE Anne Arundel County police used new DNA technology combined with shoe-leather police work to make an arrest in a eight-year-old cold case shooting death. Michael Temple died in 2015, five years after he was shot during a home invasion...
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MAY
02

Man Set To Receive Largest Wrongful Conviction Settlement In Md. History (DNA)

Locked up for more than two decades after being wrongfully convicted of a gruesome killing, and now, finally cleared by DNA evidence. May 2, 2018 BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man wrongfully convicted of killing a woman in her southeast Baltimore home is set to receive a multi-million dollar settlement. Now, the city will pay for the botched murder case that...
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Former Anne Arundel police lab tech gets 6 months in prison for stealing drugs from department

Pleaded guilty to stealing prescription drugs from drop boxes at district stations for more than two years. February 13, 2018 A former manager of the Anne Arundel police crime lab was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday after she'd pleaded guilty to stealing prescription drugs from drop boxes at district stations for more than two years. Tues...
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FEB
08

Police sergeant is arrested after being caught on camera 'stealing a paralyzed woman's prescription opioids and offering her hush money'

Maryland Sgt. Christopher Barnett, 45, stole three pills from a paralyzed woman after entering her home to question her about an unrelated case February 5, 2018 A Hagerstown police sergeant in Maryland has been arrested after stealing prescription opioids from a paralyzed woman, who caught him on video. Sgt. Christopher Barnett, 45, stole the woman...
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DEC
23

3 Baltimore County Officers Recovering After Fentanyl Exposure

Police say it took about 12 hours to decontaminate the station Enter Article DATE HERE Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. The incident started with a traffic stop, during which narcotics were recovered. The arresting officer and another officer started to become ill after loc...
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NOV
25

Baltimore officials to appeal $15M award in wrongful conviction lawsuit

"Finally, justice has been served," Burgess said during a news conference outside the courthouse Tuesday night. "It wasn't about the money. It was about wanting the truth to come out." November 23, 2017 Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis said Wednesday he would appeal a $15 million federal jury award to Sabein Burgess — the Baltimore man who alle...
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NOV
09

Aberdeen Police Lieutenant Charged, Accused Of Stealing Drugs

The officer stole the drugs from an evidence locker and a citizen prescription drop box. November 9, 2017 An Aberdeen Police lieutenant has been charged after officials say he stole and consumed drugs such as OxyContin, heroin, fentanyl and cocaine. Aberdeen Police Department lieutenant Daniel E. Gosnell, 38, has been charged with misconduct in off...
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SEP
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MD lawmakers tackle sexual assault laws

Senate Bill 349 prevents that from happening by prohibiting police from destroying rape kits within 20 years of collection Enter Article DATE HERE This year Maryland lawmakers focused on sexual assault. The General Assembly approved several new pieces of legislation. One of those laws says police must retain rape kits for 20 years, another rec...
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AUG
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Md. comptroller opens vault of alcohol, tobacco to expose lucrative crime

Another warehouse holds 20 times the contraband stored in the state office building. August 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — Maryland's comptroller cracked open a vault of contraband in the basement of a government building to shine a light on what's being done to stop a common crime. In the basement of the Treasury Building in Annapolis, Maryland Comptroller...
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03

Aberdeen police lieutenant suspended for allegedly tampering with drug evidence

Enter Headline here Enter Article DATE HERE An Aberdeen Police Department lieutenant has been suspended with pay after it was discovered he allegedly tampered with drug evidence, the department announced Thursday. The lieutenant, one of the three in the department, is an 18-year veteran of Aberdeen's police force. The officer's name was not re...
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04

2004 Paralympic Rings Recovered By PropertyRoom.com


Upon discovery of the ring, and the name engraved upon it, Jenny Metz, a PropertyRoom.com employee, notified her supervisor, who reached out to the Wichita Police Department. April 4, 2017 Recently, an employee at PropertyRoom.com, an online police auction website, was sorting through items received from the Wichita Police Department in Kansas to p...
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DEC
21

Police Drug Lab Head Charged with Multiple Narcotics Offenses


The woman who heads the Anne Arundel County Police drug lab is accused of stealing dangerous drugs; federal authorities will investigate. December 21, 2016 MILLERSVILLE, MD — Potent and potentially addictive prescription narcotics, including Hydrocodone and Tramadol, were apparently taken by the manager of the Anne Arundel County Police Department ...
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Maryland’s untested rape kits, Baltimore’s sex assault investigations are shameful


Enter Headline here August 25, 2016 We know that in New Mexico, 5,409 rape victims who were swabbed, tested and examined in a hospital — holding still while strangers gathered evidence from their bodies — never got justice. In Michigan, the number was 15,217. In Virginia, 2,369 of these rape evidence kits were carefully harvested from victims and t...
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JAN
07

Former Balto. Co. police cadet pleads guilty to stealing from evidence room

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun, County, MDNicholas Michael Ishmael, 20 and a police cadet, was released today from the Baltimore County Detention Center, where he had been held on $650,000 bail. (Ba...
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JUN
25

Police cadet charged with stealing drugs, cash from department's evidence room

The Republic, therepublic.comBYLINE: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore County, MDTOWSON, Maryland — A Baltimore County police cadet was charged with stealing drugs and money from the department's evidence room, officers said Wednesday.Nicholas Ishmael, 20, of Parkville, was car...
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25

Baltimore Co. police cadet charged with evidence vault drug theft

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, County, MDNicholas Michael Ishmael, 20 and a police cadet, was released today from the Baltimore County Detention Center, where he had been held on $650,000 bail. ...
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JAN
23

P.G. officer being tried in missing-guns case

The Washington Times, washingtontimes.comBYLINE: Andrea NobleLink to ArticlePrince George County, MDDefense blames task-force negligenceA Prince George's County police officer assigned to a state gun seizure task force stole weapons from an evidence locker and resold them on...
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25

Montgomery County police evidence technician faces theft charge

The Washington Post, washingtonpost.comBYLINE: Dan MorseLink to ArticleMontgomery County, MDA Montgomery County police evidence technician is accused of stealing at least $28,000 in cash from a police safe and trying to cover his tracks with phony computer entries and late-n...
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Cigarette leads police to suspect in killing of 91-year-old

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun, to ArticleBaltimore, MDSuspect was out on bail on burglary charge at the timeA cigarette butt discarded outside the front door of a murder victim's Northeast Baltimore ...
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Cigarette leads police to suspect in killing of 91-year-old

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun, to ArticleBaltimore, MDSuspect was out on bail on burglary charge at the timeA cigarette butt discarded outside the front door of a murder victim's Northeast Baltimore ...
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Stolen lawn ornaments wind up in Westminster resident's yard

Carroll County Times, carrollcountytimes.comBYLINE: Carrie Ann Knauer, Times Staff WriterLink to ArticleWestminster, MDA strange surprise: About 20 stolen lawn ornaments were placed in Rebecca Hale's Westminster yard overnight Saturday. SUBMITTED PHOTORebecca Hale wants her ...
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DEC
29

Police Use DNA to Link Suspect to Burglary

KBOC16, wboc.comBYLINE: Kye ParsonsLink to ArticleWorcester County, MDMartino GaleazBERLIN, Md.- Police in Worcester County said Tuesday that they used DNA evidence to connect a suspect to the burglary of a Berlin business.Martino Galeaz, 39, of Ocean City, is charged with s...
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OCT
28

PG officer indicted for stealing, selling guns

Capital Gazette Communications, Inc., HometownAnnapolis.comBYLINE: JOE AIELLO, Staff Writer, Capital Gazette CommunicationsLink to ArticlePrince George County, MDOne gun used in shooting of fellow officerA Prince George’s County police officer has been indicted by a Circuit ...
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Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from bottle on women

The Washington Post, washingtonpost.comBYLINE: Dan Morse, Washington Post Staff WriterLink to ArticleGaithersburg, MDEdwards (Courtesy Of Gaithersburg Police Department)A Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from a bottle onto a grocery shopper last month was arrested...
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Man gets 36 years for stealing guns from police warehouse

Howard County Times, www.explorehoward.comBYLINE: Kellie Woodhouse, to ArticleBaltimore City, MDJudge: 'You set in motion a chain reaction that worries me'Howard County Circuit Court Judge Timothy J. McCrone on Thursday sentenced a Baltimore man t...
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MAR
14

Firearms vanish after task force seized them;

The Washington Post, Suburban EditionBYLINE: Matt ZapotoskyPrince George's County, MDPrince George's police investigating if guns were stolen, sold back on streetMore than 20 guns seized by a state-run firearms task force in are unaccounted for, and investigators believe tha...
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07

How far must the state of Maryland go to search for forensic evidence?

The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD)BYLINE: Caryn TamberBaltimore, MDDouglas Scott Arey is convinced that somewhere out there, there is the forensic evidence that will set him free.In 2007, the Court of Appeals ordered prosecutors in Arey's case to perform a thorough search for ...
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NOV
17

Prosecutors: Fired Police Chief Sold Stolen Guns

NBC Washington, nbcwashington.comBLINE: ASHLEY E. BROWNLink to ArticleLink to VideoMorningside, MDDavid Eichelberger Jr.Resident turns the tables on former top copStealing guns from law enforcement and selling them out of the trunk of your car: All in a day's work for one fo...
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