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25

Tennessee convict charged with killing two women in 2001

Dentures collected by investigators, in that case, had been placed in a police property room Enter Article DATE HERE MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee convict serving prison time for a 2001 rape has been charged with killing two women later that year, prosecutors said. A Shelby County grand jury has indicted Thomas Maupin, 70, on murder charge...
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21

How a true crime book and a DNA hit led to an arrest in Spring Hill's coldest case — and maybe more


Baldwin, a long-haul truck driver who'd traveled across 48 states May 21, 2020 About a year ago, Spring Hill Police Department patrolman Ty Hadley saw a book on a desk inside a co-worker's office and unknowingly started a life-changing conversation. The hardback, "In the Name of the Children" by retired FBI Special Agent Jeffrey L. Rinek, belonged ...
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NOV
16

Deputy fired for having sex in Rutherford County Sheriff's Office evidence room

The deputy who lost her job and the on-duty patrol deputy had sex in the evidence room two or three times this year, November 17, 2019 A deputy lost her job recently after Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh discovered she had sex in an evidence room. The deputy, who had the rank of corporal, "engaged in sexual intercourse while on duty in her ...
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Tennessee ex-sheriff worker charged with evidence room theft

A former sheriff's department employee in Tennessee is facing charges of stealing from the office's evidence room September 21, 2019 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former sheriff's department employee in Tennessee is facing charges of stealing from the office's evidence room. According to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation news release, 53-year-old Ton...
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JUL
25

Former narcotics officer sues sheriff’s office following fentanyl exposure

The deputy began experiencing a Fentanyl overdose and gave himself two doses of Narcan. July 25, 2019 MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- A former narcotics deputy has filed a federal lawsuit against the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and a third-party mental health provider after suffering two overdoses of fentanyl from contaminated evidence. The deputy is no longer...
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Former MTSU Officer found guilty of stealing evidence

Burke had been set up in a sting operation after suspicions arose that he had stolen an AR-15 gun from a police locker. June 28, 2019 MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - A former university police officer has been convicted of stealing evidence. Prosecutors used the officer's body camera as part of the proof. Former MTSU campus police officer Marco Burke was...
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'A leap of faith': Officials enter burned Loudon County Courthouse to retrieve

The vault, in the Circuit Court Clerk's office on the first floor, housed evidence in civil and criminal cases, including handguns and long guns identified as murder weapons April 25, 2019 LOUDON — Gripping a flashlight, Loudon County Mayor Rollen "Buddy" Bradshaw ventured into the remnants of the courthouse, stepping on fallen pieces of ceiling to...
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JUL
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Former Tennessee officer arrested in Panama on theft charge


The TBI says agents began investigating a theft from the Sweetwater Police Department's evidence room in September 2007 Enter Article DATE HERE CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities in Tennessee say a former police officer accused of stealing money from an evidence room 10 years ago has been arrested in Panama. The Tennessee Bureau of Investig...
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JUN
29

Man, 20, sprinkles COCAINE over Nashville police officer's head 'to destroy the evidence'


He removed a clear bag of cocaine from the same pocket, crushed the bag in his hand, and sprinkled the drug over the head of Officer Ryan Caulfield and into the air June 29, 2018 A Nashville man has been arrested after he sprinkled cocaine over the head of a police officer in an attempt to dispose if the evidence. Antonio Freeman was stopped on a d...
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MAY
13

Lawrence County sheriff, deputy arrested

The investigation also revealed that Brown violated multiple laws in his handling of a confiscated still and moonshine. Enter Article DATE HERE LAWRENCEBURG, TN (WSMV) - The Lawrence County sheriff and one of his deputies have been arrested after being indicted on Thursday by the Lawrence County Grand Jury. Lawrence County Sheriff Jimmy Brown,...
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MAY
11

Plaintiffs suing Memphis for untested rape kits hope to be considered ‘class action

Among other benefits, it would allow them to be awarded up to $10 million in damages rather than $700,000. May 10, 2018 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rape victims are still waiting to get justice as the lawsuit against the City of Memphis for the thousands of untested rape kits moves forward. Valencia Woodin is one of those victims. She was raped at a hotel fiv...
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MAR
31

State audit reveals 'number of problems' in Mountain City Police Dept.'s property, evidence room


"In some instances, evidence bags had been cut open and drugs were missing. Investigators were unable to determine what happened to the seized property because it was not clear who had accessed the evidence room," said an audit report." March 29, 2018 MOUNTAIN CITY, TN (WJHL) - State auditors and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents revealed to...
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09

Botched investigation: Body overlooked for 49 days in van on police property

"It is absolutely embarrassing," said Mike Collins, a retired Shelby County Sheriff's deputy. February 8, 2018 MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FOX13 has new information about what happened the night Memphis police officers overlooked a shooting victim. Investigators told FOX13 no one has came forward to identify the body found. MPD hopes that a loved one, family ...
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DEC
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He was wrongly convicted and spent 31 years in prison. Now he's asking the state for $1 million (DNA)

Lawrence McKinney, 61, was convicted in Memphis in 1978 and spent more than 31 years in prison before new DNA evidence led the court to overturn the conviction in 2009 December 28, 2018 Days after Gov. Bill Haslam exonerated a Wilson County man who was wrongfully convicted of rape and burglary, his lawyers have asked the state for $1 million in dam...
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NOV
16

Metro narcotics sergeant charged with pocketing $5,000 in sting set up by department

Authorities says he pocketed thousands of dollars in cash during a sting set up by the department. Enter Article DATE HERE A Metro Nashville Police Department sergeant was arrested Wednesday after authorities says he pocketed thousands of dollars in cash during a sting set up by the department. James Landon Dunaway, 42, a narcotics sergeant in...
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09

Former Memphis police lieutenant testifies about negligence, cover-up in sex crimes unit

A former Memphis Police Lieutenant testified on Wednesday that detectives intentionally closed sexual assault cases without sending victim's rape kits out for testing or following up on leads first November MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Shocking new details are coming out of a lawsuit against the City of Memphis for the backlog of untested rape kits. A former ...
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OCT
04

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Achieves IAPE Accreditation

The International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. (IAPE) announced today  that the Property and Evidence Section of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been awarded full accreditation status as of September 15, 2017 October 4 , 2017 The International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. (IAPE) announced today (Wednesd...
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OCT
01

Memphis wins federal grant to process rape kits

Out of the 12,000 kits, laboratories have finished testing 8,944. October 1, 2017 Memphis will receive a $1.07 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to finish processing untested rape kits, Congressman Steve Cohen announced Friday. As of August, the Memphis Police Department had processed and analyzed about 73 percent of a backlog that ...
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OCT
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Sheriff calls for evidence room investigation after audit

The report outlined problems, including missing drugs, present guns and drugs that weren't recorded in the inventory and disconnected security cameras. Enter Article DATE HERE ERIN, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee sheriff is calling for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to look into irregularities of his department's evidence room and the former ...
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Ex-Smith County deputy accused of stealing drugs from evidence room

Marshall, who is from Gordonsville, is being held at the Smith County Jail on $10,000 bond September 27, 2017 CARTHAGE, TN (WSMV) - A former Smith County deputy is now facing charges after allegedly stealing drugs from the sheriff department's evidence room. Brandon McKae Marshall is charged with two counts of official misconduct, two counts of the...
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25

Drugs missing, guns mishandled in Houston County evidence room

"Officials failed to perform an annual inventory." September 25, 2017 A state investigation has found serious problems with the Houston County Sheriff's Office property and evidence room, including drugs that were missing, guns and drugs in the room that weren't in the inventory and security cameras that weren't connected. The Tennessee Office of t...
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District attorney: Marijuana laced with fentanyl is in Tennessee

entanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid used in medical settings to treat chronic pain. On the street, it takes just a small amount for someone to overdose within minutes August 18, 2017 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Tennessee District Attorney is offering a warning about a new, deadly mix of drugs – marijuana mixed with fentanyl. DA Matthew Stowe tol...
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JUL
31

A rapist left his dentures behind at the crime scene. His name was written inside. But no one looked.

Enter Headline here July 31, 2017 The 2001 attack was vicious. In August, a 31-year-old Memphis woman was walking along Thomas Street, an empty stretch of road drilling through an industrial area north of downtown. A man approached, forced her off the road, and stabbed a metal object up under her chin so hard it stuck to the roof of her mouth. Then...
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MAY
29

Former Calhoun police chief, officer arrested in TBI extortion case

Agents developed information that the Tanksley, the department's former chief, and Godsey, an officer, extorted two arrestees by seizing personal property until the arrestees contributed money to the police department's drug fund. May 19, 2017 CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictmen...
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MAY
26

DNA results from rape kit backlog in Memphis reveal possible serial killer

Authorities say they've managed to connect a rape suspect in Memphis to other rapes and murders in Missouri and South Carolina Enter Article DATE HERE MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A new development in the DNA rape kit backlog in Memphis is linking one suspect to multiple horrendous crimes across different states. Authorities say they've managed to connec...
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Dickson County Woman Allegedly Took Evidence From Patrol Car


An investigation began on April 3 after the disappearance of money and drugs from a patrol car DICKSON, Tenn. - A Dickson County woman has been charged with bringing contraband into a jail and tampering with evidence.Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said an indictment was obtained for 31-year-old Tasha Naydean Corlew. ...
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MAR
22

Missing narcotics funds the fault of poor record-keeping, State audit says


In addition, investigators found that the unit did not keep inventory records of drug evidence and seized property. May 22, 2017 An audit of Cheatham County's government spending for the 2016-2017 fiscal year by the Comptroller found that the narcotics unit of the Sheriff's Office had "questionable expenses with confidential funds" and missing evid...
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JAN
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Rape Kit Backlog Testing to Finish This Year


More than 12,000 untested rape kits were discovered in evidence lockers and other places throughout the MPD in 2013. Some of the oldest kits dated back to 1976. January 17, 2017 The final, untested rape kits from the city's backlog of more than 12,000 should be sent to labs for review in a few months, Memphis City Council members were told Tuesday....
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NOV
03

Former cop who stole money, drugs sentenced to six years in prison


Admitting he used his position to steal money and narcotics from the department's property room, was sentenced today to six years in prison. November 3, 2016 A former Mount Vernon Police Department detective who pleaded guilty in March to a federal extortion charge, admitting he used his position to steal money and narcotics from the department's p...
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OCT
27

New Tazewell police officer arrested for stealing drug evidence


A New Tazewell police officer has been arrested after investigators allege he stole previously seized narcotics collected as evidence by the police department. October 26, 2016 NEW TAZEWELL (WATE) – A New Tazewell police officer has been arrested after investigators allege he stole previously seized narcotics collected as evidence by the police dep...
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Dickson officer to face hearing over inmate drinking incident


Enter Headline here September 9th 2016, DICKSON, TN (WSMV) - At least three inmates in Dickson County caused quite the stir when they used a bathroom break to steal Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, syringes and a knife from an officer's locker. It all happened at their holding cell area while they were waiting to go into Municipal Court. The inmates were 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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MAR
31

Former Scott County sheriff's deputy indicted

Journal Media Group, Knoxville News Sentinel, KnoxNews.comBYLINE: News Sentinel staffScott County, TNCody Scott Yancey (Scott County Jail)A former Scott County sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges that he broke into the department's evidence locker and stole several...
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NOV
06

Former Chattanooga police sergeant pleads in theft case

Chattanooga Times Free Press, chatterchattanooga.comBYLINE: Claire Wiseman, , TNKevin Kincer Contributed Photo / Chattanooga Times Free Press. A former Chattanooga Police Department sergeant accused of stealing evidence pleaded no contes...
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JUL
17

Former sheriff's captain nabbed by the TBI

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV, local8now.comBYLINE: Allie Spillyards - County, TNCOOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has indicted a former Grundy County Sheriff’s Department captain for stealing handguns from the departmen...
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DEC
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City Police Sergeant On Leave After TBI Probe Of Missing Drugs

THE CHATTANOOGAN.com, chattanoogan.comChattanooga, TNA Chattanooga Police sergeant is on administrative leave in connection with a probe by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on missing drugs from the police evidence room.Sgt. Kevin Kincer is off the job, TBI officials sa...
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OCT
15

Ex-wife of McMinn Co. deputy faces drug and theft charges

WorldNow and WRCB, wrcbtv.comBYLINE: WRCB StaffMcMinn County, TN MCMINN COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - The ex-wife of a McMinn County deputy is facing drug and theft charges.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Marquita Price of Niota after it was revealed she was responsible...
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JUN
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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 Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) found missi...
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DEC
15

Former Hawkins deputy sentenced on theft charges

WorldNow and WATE, wate.comBYLINE: The Associated PressLink to ArticleHawkins County, TN ROGERSVILLE (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former Hawkins County sheriff's deputy to 10 years in prison on 75 theft-related charges.The counts stem from drugs being taken from the sherif...
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DEC
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Former Hawkins detective begins 10-year sentence

The Kingsport Times-News, timesnews.netBYLINE: Jeff BoboLink to ArticleHawkins County, TNBRAD DEPEWROGERSVILLE — Former narcotic detective Brad Depew spent his first night in jail Friday since pleading guilty on July 30 to 75 charges related to the 2011 burglary and theft of...
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Ex-Hawkins County deputy pleads guilty in missing evidence case

WorldNow and WATE, wate.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleHawkins County, TNBrad Depew em>(source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)ROGERSVILLE (WATE) - A former Hawkins County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Monday to several charges in a missing evidence case from 2011.The Hawkins ...
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JUL
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Memphis Police Department evidence room audited

Memphis Commercial Appeal, The Commercial Appeal, commercialappeal.comBYLINE: Amos MakiLink to ArticleMemphis,TNThe Memphis Police Department's property and evidence room functions at a "satisfactory" level, auditors said, but they noted a " significant deficiency" because e...
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Fmr. Wilson Co. Deputy Sentenced To 18 Years

NewsChannel 5 WTVF-TV Nashville TN, newschannel5.comLink to ArticleWilson County, TNWILSON COUNTY, Tenn. – A former Wilson County Deputy who pleaded guilty to federal charges of official misconduct was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison on Friday.Edwards pleaded guilt...
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TBI Arrests Former McMinn County Sheriff's Deputy

Chattanoogan.com, chattanoogan.comLink to ArticleMcMinn County, TNThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested a former McMinn County Sheriff’s Office deputy for one count of official oppression after he was indicted by the McMinn County grand jury earlier this week....
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JAN
26

Officer In Trouble For Trying To Keep Confiscated Gun

NewsChannel 5 WTVF-TV, newschannel5.comBYLINE:Nick Beres, Link to ArticleOne VideoMurfreesboro, TNMURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Murfreesboro police officer faces possible termination after being accused of forging a signature and lying in an attempt to keep...
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NOV
21

Former Wilson County Lieutenant Indicted For Multiple Crimes

NewsChannel 5 WTVF-TV Nashville TN, newschannel5.comLink to ArticleDavidson County and Wilson County, TNJohn Patrick EdwardsNASHVILLE, Tenn. - A former Wilson County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant has been charged with multiple crimes all committed while he was serving as a pol...
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'John Doe' warrant helps 1997 rape case

jacksonsun.comBYLINE: Lauren ForemanJackson, TNA Chicago native has been convicted of raping a Jackson woman in a 1997 case that took authorities 13 years to put together using DNA analysis and a creative strategy for prosecutors.Last month, Madison County Judge Don Allen se...
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Hawkins sheriff's deputy arrested on theft charges

The Associated Press State & Local Wire, STATE AND REGIONALHawkins County, TNThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Hawkins County sheriff's deputy on theft and related charges.The TBI said in a news release Thursday night that 42-year-old Brad Depew of Church ...
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Evidence room theft could compromise drug cases in Hawkins County

TimesNews, timesnews.netBYLINE: Jeff BoboLink to ArticleHawkins County, TNBrad DepewROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Monday that oxycodone and methadone pills stolen from his evidence storage room last month may compromise the case against a couple fro...
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Former medical examiner Bruce Levy pleads guilty to official misconduct

<em>Former state and Davidson County Medical Examiner Bruce Levy has been charged with official misconduct, according to court records. Levy, 60, will be in court Tuesday morning in connection with the new charge.</em> File / The Tennessean
The Tennessean, tennessean.comBYLINE: Brian Haas • THE TENNESSEAN • November 24, 2010 Nashville, TNBruce Levy pleaded guilty to a misconduct charge regarding the removal of marijuana from evidence closets. JOHN PARTIPILO / THE TENNESSEANA small amount of marijuana found in a...
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