After missing evidence revelation, mayor calls for changes in police policies

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Springfield City Councilor Timothy Allen reviews city's cash controls, citing golf course raid and missing evidence room money


Kevin Burnham, a long-time Springfield police officer who oversaw the department's evidence room for nearly two decades, was charged in January with stealing over $385,000 in cash seized during drug investigations. August 16, 2016 SPRINGFIELD -- City Councilor Timothy Allen held a review of the city's cash handling procedures Monday afternoon,...

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Arrest Made In 1987 Cold Case Murder Of Roxbury Woman


James Paige, 50, of Manchester, New Hampshire was arrested  and charged with first-degree murder in the 1987 killing of Roxbury resident Dora Jean Brimage. Enter Article DATE HERE BOSTON (CBS) — A New Hampshire man was arrested in the murder of a Roxbury woman nearly 30 years ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announc...

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Attorney: Envelopes found in Framingham officer's car sparked evidence room probe.


Authorities launched a criminal investigation into money that went missing from police headquarters after discovering empty police envelopes inside the former evidence room supervisor's vehicle, according to the town's lawyer. Jun. 27, 2016 FRAMINGHAM — Authorities launched a criminal investigation into money that went missing from police headquart...

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October trial date set for retired Springfield police officer Kevin Burnham, charged with evidence thefts


Retired Springfield Police Officer Kevin Burnham, right, arrives in court with defense attorney Charles Dolan in Hampden Superior Court on Monday afternoon in Springfield. (Dave Roback / The Republican) June 03, 2016 SPRINGFIELD — Retired city police officer Kevin Burnham was in Hampden Superior Court Thursday for a pretrial hearing in the case cha...

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

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | , MASPRINGFIELD - City officials have confirmed they have paid out more than $50,000 to criminal defendants or their attorneys to cove...

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Police pursue suspects near and far;

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE (Massachusetts), NEWS; Pg. A1BYLINE: Scott J. Croteau, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFFWorcester, MAAlabama body may hold DNA key to 3 cold casesCity detectives were in Alabama yesterday, working to exhume a body f...

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The myth of CSI;

The Boston Globe, EDITORIAL OPINION; Opinion; Pg. 15BYLINE: Douglas StarrBoston, MAIn reality, many forensic science labs are corrupt or incompetentTHE CONTROVERSY about whether the state's chief medical examiner falsified hi...

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Adams Porn factor in police pension

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), TOP STORY; NewsBYLINE: Conor Berry, Berkshire Eagle StaffAdams, MAADAMS -- A former Adams police officer indicted on multiple child pornography charges could lose his municipal...

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Attorneys to seek dismissal of teens' drug charges amid Egremont police evidence incident

Berkshire Eagle, BYLINE: John Sakata, Berkshire Eagle StaffEgremont, MAEGREMONT -- Lawyers representing two teenagers facing drug charges will ask a judge next month to dismiss their cases because two Egremont officers violat...

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Southboro Police Dept.'s old drug evidence still hasn't been destroyed

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp., News Telegram, telegram.comBYLINE: Shaun Sutner, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, , MAFormer Southboro Police Sgt. Michael Crenshaw, shown in his Millville home, broug...

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Ashland police officer indicted for allegedly destroying evidence

The Boston Globe, boston.comBYLINE: Globe StaffAshland, MAAn Ashland police officer has been indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury in connection with the destruction of evidence and subsequent conduct, Middlesex district ...

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Probe: Police 'negligent'

The Sun Chronicle, thesunchronicle.comBYLINE: GEORGE W. RHODES SUN CHRONICLE STAFFAttleboro, MA ATTLEBORO - A year-long probe into the theft of drugs from the police evidence locker came up empty, but an investigator slammed ...

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Ludlow police lieutenant arrested for drug possession, stealing evidence

LIN Television Corporation, WWLP-22News, wwlp.comBYLINE: Matt Caron & Anthony FayLudlow, MALt. Thomas Foye to be arraigned in courtLUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) - A Ludlow police lieutenant has been arrested; accused of cocaine posses...

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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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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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Police get DNA grant to help solve cold cases

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, telegram.comBYLINE: Scott J. Croteau TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, to ArticleWorcester, MAWORCESTER — A federal grant for about $230,000 will help the Police Department pay ...

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Co-workers: We worried about Mass. chemist's work


The Associated Press, Yahoo! - ABC News Network, yahoo.comBYLINE: BRIDGET MURPHY | Associated PressLink to ArticleBoston, MADavid Meier, right, special consul to the Governor appointed to lead the review of drug convictions w...

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Hank Investigates: Veteran cop stole from evidence room

Sunbeam Television Corp, WHDH-TV 7NEWS, whdh.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleOne VideoMarlborough, MAOn just one station--thousands of dollars swiped from a local police evidence room, but who took the money? Hank’s exclusive inves...

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No Charges, Early Retirement for Officer Caught Stealing [Poll]

Patch.org, MarlboroughPatch, marlborough.patch.comBYLINE: Josh Gray,Link to ArticleMarlborough, MACredit Josh GrayDet. Derek Johnson confessed to stealing money from the Marlborough evidence room.City officials have revealed ...

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Former policeman admits 10 counts of child pornography possession

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)SECTION: NEWSBYLINE: By Andrew Amelinckx, Berkshire Eagle StaffAdams, MAPITTSFIELD -- A former Adams police officer pleaded guilty to 10 counts of child pornography possession Fr...

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Ludlow police lieutenant facing drug charges appears in court

WSHM; Springfield, MA., CBS 3 Springfield, cbs3springfield.comBYLINE: Chris Rueli, Digital Content Producer, , MASuspended Ludlow Police Lt. Thomas Foye (MassLive / The Republican)SP...

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