Behind closed doors:

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The La Crosse Tribune, lacrossetribune.comBYLINE: ANNE JUNGEN Link to ArticleLa Crosse, WIShelves filled with evidence in the evidence room at the La Crosse Police Dept. Erik DailyHighly secure pol...

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Smith appealing dismissal from city police force

Cleveland Daily Banner, clevelandbanner.comBYLINE: DAVID DAVIS, Managing EditorLink to ArticleCleveland, OHA Cleveland police officer dismissed for mishandling evidence is appealing the decision to City Manager Janice Casteel...

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Felicity Police Captain charged with evidence tampering

fox19.comLink to ArticleFelicity, OHCaptain Delmas "Gee" Pack Clermont County JailFELICITY, OH (FOX19) - A Felicity Police Captain was arrested and charged Thursday evening for tampering with evidence by the Clermont County S...

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Felicity Police Officer Arrested

WKRC-TV - Cincinnati, local12.comLink to ArticleOne VideoFelicity, OHFelicity Police Officer Delmas Pack is accused of tampering with evidence. (Clermont County Sheriff, WKRC-TV)A Felicity Police officer, accused of tampering...

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Felicity police captain accused of tampering with evidence;

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)BYLINE: Jennifer BakerFelicity, OHFELICITY - A veteran police captain facing up to five years in prison if he's found guilty of a drug-related charge of tampering with evidence was released from ...

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Former Cooter police officer accused of stealing from evidence room

KFVS Heartland News, kfvs12.comLink to ArticleBYLINE: Christy HendricksCooter, MOZack Martin (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Dept.)COOTER, MO (KFVS) - A former Cooter police officer faces a stealing charge after police say he...

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Former Pleasant Hill police officer pleads guilty to drug, burglary charges

Des Moines RegisterBYLINE: REGISTER STAFF REPORTPleasant Hill, IAA former Pleasant Hill police officer who stole methamphetamine from an evidence room and crashed his squad car pleaded guilty Thursday to drug and burglary cha...

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Lincoln Heights to seek audit of troubled police department;

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)BYLINE: By, Quan TruongLincoln Heights, OHLINCOLN HEIGHTS - At the urging of the police chief, the village of Lincoln Heights will be paying for a third party to come in and audit the police depa...

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Advances in DNA detailed in trial

Springfield News-Leader (Missouri), MAIN; Pg. A1BYLINE: Amos BridgesClayton, MOClayton -- Testimony in Gerald Carnahan's first-degree murder trial moved into the 21st century on Friday as witnesses were questioned about attem...

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Witness in Carnahan trial describes poor evidence handling at Christian County Sheriff's Office

Springfield News-Leader (Missouri), BREAKINGBYLINE: Amos Bridges, County, MOClayton - Defense attorneys this afternoon called several witnesses who said they didn't see Gerald Carnahan's truc...

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KC crime lab's long-ago foresight to preserve evidence has helped crack cold cases

The Kansas City Star, A; Pg. 1BYLINE: CHRISTINE VENDEL; The Kansas City StarKansas City, MOStarting in the 1970s, Kansas City crime lab workers meticulously preserved hairs on glass slides in file cabinets and stored blood an...

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Metro Gang Strike Force still in hot water

Southside Pride ,southsidepride.comBYLINE: Ed FelienLink to ArticleHennepin County, MNThe controversy surrounding the Metro Gang Strike Force (MGSF) will not go away.Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman decided there was not...

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Evidence storage expansion

Sioux City Journal, siouxcityjournal.comBYLINE: Dolly A. Butz - to ArticleSioux City, IASioux City Police Department property and evidence clerk Jeff Paulsen is shown through a secure evidence p...

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Making the move

Sioux City Journal, siouxcityjournal.comLink to ArticleSioux City, IAThe Sioux City Police Department's new evidence storage system, which is similar to those used in physicians' offices, will more than double the current cap...

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Stolen data on 3.3 million loans is found;

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), METRO EDITIONBYLINE: PAUL WALSH; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul)Minneapolis, MNDespite publicity about the theft, the stolen data sat in a Minneapolis police evidence room for three...

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DA: 'Dozens of items are being looked at' after audit

WKBT News8000, news8000.comLa Crosse, WILa Crosse Police Dept. audit ongoing due to actions of Brian ThomsonLA CROSSE, WI - La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke says dozens of items are being looked at and some may ...

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Former Raytown police officer charged for thefts from evidence room

KCTV 5 News, kctv5.comBYLINE: Laura McCallister, Multimedia ProducerRaytown, MO KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A former Raytown police officer has been charged in connection with thefts of drugs and valuables from a Raytown police ...

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Police eye better controls for evidence storage

The Pantagraph, pantagraph.comBYLINE: Edith Brady-Lunny | , ILBloomington Police Department crime scene unit technician Scott Mathewson, left, describes how the crime lab at the Bloomington Po...

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UPDATE: Tosa Detective Suspected of Stealing Drugs From Evidence Room

Wauwatosa Patch, wauwatosa.patch.comBYLINE: Mark Maley (Editor)Wauwatosa, WIPolice chief confirms investigative officer is under arrest and in jail with charges pending after WISN 12 News reports she is suspected of stealing ...

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Money missing from Goshen police

USA Today,, news.cincinnati.comBYLINE: Keith BieryGolickGoshen Township, OHHausermannGOSHEN — At least $15,000 and blank money orders are missing from the Goshen Township Police Department’s evidence room, acco...

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Cop testifying in Trevino trial has infractions in other cases

Star Tribune, startribune.comBYLINE: CHAO XIONG , Star TribuneSt. Paul, MNProsecutors want to prohibit questions about the officer’s past mishandling of evidence.Ramsey County prosecutors want to prohibit questions about a St...

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State investigating missing Goshen money

USA Today,, news.cincinnati.comBYLINE: Keith BieryGolickGoshen Township, OHAt least $15,000 and blank money orders are missing from the Goshen Police Department's evidence room. Township trustees recently direc...

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DA: La Crosse police find 'manipulated' items in evidence room

WKBT News8000, news8000.comBYLINE: Martha Boehm, Crosse, WIPolice dept. underwent an auditLA CROSSE, WI - La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke says La Crosse police have identified a number of item...

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Former city employee charged with burglarizing police evidence room

derbyinformer.comBYLINE: Linda StinnetLink to ArticleDerby, KSFrank L. Sneller Courtesy photoA former Derby city employee has been charged with burglarizing the police evidence room over a two-month period earlier this year.F...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Athens police chief charged with stealing iPad, iPod from evidence room, kmov.comBYLINE: staffLink to ArticleOne VideoNew Athens, ILBELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) – New Athens Police Chief Dallas Hill is accused of stealing two electronic devices from the evidence room for personal use...

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Audit: Tampering could affect eight McHenry cases

Northwest Herald, nwherald.comBYLINE: SARAH SUTSCHEK - to ArticleMcHenry, ILWOODSTOCK – Eight pending criminal cases may be affected by a former McHenry police officer who allegedly stole about $2,...

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Evidence building in police storage

The Post-Crescent, postcrescent.comBYLINE: Jessie Van Berkel, Post-Crescent staff writerLink to ArticleAppleton, WIOfficer Carrie Peters collects and logs evidence in the evidence staging room Aug. 2 at the Appleton Police De...

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Freeburg officers fired, some citizens standing by them

KSDK-TV, ksdk.comBYLINE: Casey NolenLink to ArticleOne VideoFreeburg, ILFreeburg, IL (KSDK) - Two Freeburg, Illinois police officers are out of a job for allegedly breaking at least the rules and possibly the law.The evidence...

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Police swap seized guns for new ones

Springfield News-Sun, springfieldnewssun.comBYLINE: Andrew McGinn, Staff Writer, to ArticleSpringfield & Clark County, OHA ‘right decision based on the economy.’ Other departments say confiscated ...

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15 years after rape, 'lost' case comes to trial

The Detroit News, detroitnews.comBYLINE: Laura BermanLink to ArticleDetroit, MIThe victim calls the police immediately after a sexual assault by a man she says she doesn't know.After the police arrive in the early morning hou...

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IMPD deputy chief cleared in Bisard evidence mix-up, back on the job

WXIN-TV, fox59.comBYLINE: Russ McQuaidLink to ArticleIndianapolis, INTop-ranking policewoman cleared in Bisard evidence mix-upVal Cunningham (May 1, 2012)Indianapolis - Deputy Chief Val Cunningham has returned to work at the ...

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Our view: The costs of corruption

Northwest Herald, nwherald.comBYLINE: Northwest Herald Editorial BoardLink to ArticleMcHenry, ILThere are hidden costs to public corruption.As more details emerge in the case of a former McHenry police officer accused of stea...

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Charges against McHenry cop may hurt other cases

Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.comBYLINE: Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune reporter, to ArticleMcHenry, ILProsecutor's office notifies defense attorneys of potential evidence problemsDale Hojnacki, ...

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Inmates get into Hardin evidence room

The Southern, thesouthern.comBYLINE: BECKY MALKOVICH, The Southern, to ArticleHardin County, ILSheriff calls in state policeCharges of burglary and theft have been filed against two inmates accused of ...

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Charges provide details to Hardin jail burglary

BYLINE: Jon Musgrave, Daily Register/Daily JournalLink to ArticleHardin County, ILHardin County Sheriff's Department Jon MusgraveELIZABETHTOWN —Three prisoners in the Hardin County Jail broke into one of the sheriff departmen...

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Former Carter County sheriff pleads guilty to federal gun charges

Southeast Missourian, semissourian.comBYLINE: Michelle Friedrich ~ Daily American RepublicLink to ArticleCarter County, MOTommy AdamsFormer Carter County, Mo., Sheriff Tommy Adams pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to ill...

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Brian Stanley: Convict sees chance to score big

Sun-Times Media, LLC., The Hearld-News, heraldnews.suntimes.comBYLINE: Brian StanleyLink to ArticleWill County, ILGary IrwinInvestigators say it was early October when Gary D. Irwin got the idea for the score of his life.Irwi...

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Former East St. Louis police chief gets 1 year for theft

Belleville News-Democrat, bnd.comBYLINE: CAROLYN P. SMITH - News-DemocratLink to ArticleEast St. Louis, ILMichael Baxton in a 2008 file photo. - BNDA federal judge sentenced former East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Baxton t...

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Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty to Misconduct, Sentenced to Probation

The Foundation, hinsdale.patch.comBYLINE: Joe O'Donnell, to ArticleClarendon Hills, ILNumerous felony counts against Daniel Ryan were dropped in a plea agreement that led to two years' pro...

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Fort Wayne police keep eye on evidence in move

The Associated Press, The Journal Gazette, Cox Media Group, ktvu.comBYLINE: DOMINIC ADAMS Link to ArticleFort Wayne, INFORT WAYNE, Ind. — Capt. Shane Lee's task is to make sure the Fort Wayne Police Department's move from its...

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Euclid police chief ends career amid controversy

The Plain Dealer, blog.cleveland.comBYLINE: Pat Galbincea, The Plain DealerLink to ArticleEuclid, OHEuclid -- Jim Repicky has been a police officer for 32 years, but two of his worst days occurred in the past four years.Eight...

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