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New Details: Euclid Police memo mysteriously appears after being told it didn't exist

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Euclid, OH

EUCLID, OH (WOIO) - 19 Action News has uncovered new documents in the investigation inside the Euclid Police Department.

The latest is an internal memo.

According to 19 Action News Reporter Ed Gallek, Euclid Police made it hard for us to get our hands on it but it shows sloppiness protecting evidence from cases and the sloppiness goes back months and months.

We filed a public records request and Euclid gave us a memo from a cop to a boss.

Big questions were raised in March about how Euclid Police control the room where they hold evidence. Evidence that helps decide if someone's guilty or not.

Last month Euclid leaders told us Sergeant Kevin Blakely killed himself. They say he did it in a meeting with supervisors about an investigation into the property room.

But the memo shows the mystery was more than about him.

An officer wrote, "I do not recall seeing property log books in the last year. The sign in sheets folder has been removed. There was a long period where the door was broken also."

It is not clear how this affects any cases. The Sheriff's Department is not talking but they are investigating.

Euclid Police first said they didn't have any memos about it but now we have this and we plan to keep digging.

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