November 5, 2016
MOUNT VERNON — Changes to how the Mount Vernon Police Department handles and disposes of evidence have been implemented in the wake of the FBI's investigation into former detective Matt Dailey.
The evidence room from which Dailey stole drugs to sell through a confidential informant is more orderly, making it easier to detect missing evidence. A system that made it impossible to track the quantity of drugs being disposed of has been done away with.
Cash used in drug investigations is now subject to an annual audit that may have detected the $8,000 Dailey stole from the department.
Documents regarding policy for cash for investigations, the evidence room and the drug drop box were provided to the News in a public records request. The documents do not show all of the changes that have been made, Mount Vernon Police Chief Roger Monroe said, and some of the changes are still being tested.
Monroe did say change began almost immediately after Dailey's illegal activity came to light.Read more: Investigation forces changes at MVPD Mount Vernon News – Mount Vernon, Ohio http://mountvernonnews.com/story/2016/11/05/investigation-forces-changes-mvpd/#ixzz4PFqtitWJ