Investigation under way after evidence tampering reported at police department

Team 5 Investigates, WCVB-TV, wcvb.comBYLINE: Kathy CurranAshland, NCProbe continues into Ashland Police Department, former chiefASHLAND, Mass. — Team 5 Investigates has uncovered new allegations of evidence tampering and mis...

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Former state trooper faces additional charges

KNOE 8 News, knoe.comMonroe, LAMONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A former state trooper arrested back in March of this year, has now been rearrested on additional charges.As part of an ongoing investigation, Ronald Thomas was rear...

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West Valley City may refile dismissed felonies as misdemeanors

The Salt Lake Tribune, sltrib.comBYLINE: Janelle Stecklein | The Salt Lake Tribune, Lake County, UTReview » Some of nearly 100 dismissed felony cases could be refiled in court as misdemeanors; attorn...

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Marin drug squad tightens evidence handling policies after ordering audit

Marin Independent Journal, marinij.comBYLINE: Gary Klien, County, CAMarin County's drug squad has tightened its evidence handling policies in the aftermath of allegations that a former detective used c...

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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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Union: Drugs missing from Southampton Police Department

Newsday, newsday.comBYLINE: DAVID M. SCHWARTZ, , NYSouthampton Town Police Department in Hampton Bays. (May 17, 2012) Photo credit: Randee DaddonaCrack, marijuana, prescription painkillers...

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State police: Sergeant arrested for selling large amounts of cocaine

WWL-TV, Inc., wwltv.comBaton Rouge, LABATON ROUGE, La. -- A Louisiana State Police sergeant is behind bars after allegedly selling large amounts of cocaine and taking evidence, according to Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintend...

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Former APD evidence room manager pleads guilty to embezzling drugs

Mountain Xpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesAsheville, NCWilliam Lee Smith, the former evidence room manager, showing citizens around the room in 2009.Former Asheville Police Department evidence room manager William Lee...

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Ex-SF crime lab tech accused of taking cocaine from lab pleads guilty to misdemeanor theft

FOX News Network, LLC, foxnews.comBYLINE: Associated PressSan Francisco, CASAN FRANCISCO – A former San Francisco police technician accused of skimming cocaine from a crime lab pleaded guilty on Friday to misdemeanor theft.De...

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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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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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Officer Pleads Guilty

The Post-Journal, post-journal.comBYLINE: Michael Rukavina (), The Post-Journal Jamestown, NYCity Detective Pleads Guilty In Evidence Tampering CaseA 14-year veteran of the City of Jamestown Police D...

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Michael Palmer, West Columbia Police Chief, Accused of Stealing Drugs from Ongoing Cases

Houston Press, houstonpress.comBYLINE: Casey MichelWest Columbia, TXIf found, please contact the Brazoria County DA's office.After being accused of swiping pills from his department's ongoing investigations, West Columbia Pol...

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8News Investigates: Do Police Agencies Comply With Drug Destruction Laws?

Young Broadcasting of Richmond, WorldNow and WRIC, ABC 8News, wric.comRichmond, VARichmond, VA—Virginia law requires illegal drugs and paraphernalia seized by law enforcement officials to be destroyed. But after several offic...

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Ga. deputy sentenced for trading stolen drugs

Gwinnett Daily Post, gwinnettdailypost.comBYLINE: Associated PressTattnall County, GASTATESBORO — Officials in the U.S. Attorney's office say a former Tattnall County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to nine years in priso...

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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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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 ...

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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...

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Woman pleads guilty in evidence room case

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, bdtonline.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren For the Daily TelegraphLink to ArticleBeckley, WVBLUEFIELD — Gabriella Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge David Faber to obtaining a quantity ...

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Former Montco cop jailed for using informants to buy drugs

The Mercury, pottsmerc.comBYLINE: Carl Hessler Jr., to ArticleHatboro, PANORRISTOWN – A former Hatboro detective is headed to jail, finding himself on the other end of the law for stealing cash and ...

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Ex detective faces misconduct charge

LIN Television Corporation, WIVB 4, wivb.comBYLINE: Emily Lenihan Link to ArticleJamestown, NYDet. resigns in tampering investigationJAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A veteran Jamestown police detective, who resigned in the wake of a...

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Probe into theft of 1,400 Oxycodone pills from Palm Beach County Clerk’s evidence room ends with no arrests

The Palm Beach Post, palmbeachpost.comBYLINE: Daphne Duret, Palm Beach Post Staff WriterLink to ArticlePalm Beach County, FLProsecutors have closed an investigation into the theft of pain pills from the Palm Beach County Cler...

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WCHS-TV8, wchstv.comBYLINE: Tiersa Davis Web Producer: Jeff MorrisLink to ArticleRitchie County, WVState Police Investigate Evidence Room BurglaryEyewitness News PhotoAuthorities are investigating to determine who may have st...

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Beckley police evidence technician charged in missing drugs

The Staate Journal, statejournal.comBYLINE: Andrea LannomLink to ArticleBeckley, WVThe U.S. Attorney's office recently charged a former Beckley Police Department evidence technician after prescription pills went missing from ...

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Former Beckley PD technician charged, agrees to plead guilty to stealing narcotics from evidence room

Register-Herald, register-herald.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren Register-Herald ReporterLink to ArticleBeckley, WVU.S. District Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Friday morning that criminal charges have been filed against Gabriella...

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Nearly 2 tons of drugs collected in W.Va.

WorldNow and WVVA, wvva.comLink to ArticleCharleston, WVCHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) -- U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Resident Agent in Charge John Ryan jointly announced today...

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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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'Dirty DUIs' private investigator gets 8 years

The Huffington Post, huffingtonpost.comBYLINE: The Associated PressLink to ArticleOakland, CAOAKLAND, Calif. — A disgraced former California police officer involved in the sensational "Dirty DUIs" scandal in which he acknowle...

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Berwick officer charged in drug evidence thefts

The Citizens' Voice, citizensvoice.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleBerwick, PAA former Berwick police officer regularly raided the department's evidence room to feed a heroin addiction, swiping hypodermic needles and hundreds of pa...

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DA: Detective Stole, Used Prescriptions Drugs Stored In Evidence

WKBW News, wkbw.comBYLINE: Rachel ElzufonLink to ArticleOne VideoJamestown, NYJAMESTOWN, NY (WKBW) - Accusations against a Jamestown police detective have cast doubt on hundreds of cases.Now, investigators must be prepared to...

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Sullivan deputy charged with stealing pills from evidence locker

Times Herald-Record, recordonline.comBYLINE: Victor Whitman, Times Herald-RecordLink to ArticleSullivan County, NYMONTICELLO - A veteran Sullivan County sheriff’s deputy was charged with a felony Wednesday after an internal a...

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Ex-Hatboro officer pleads guilty to stealing evidence, philly.comBYLINE: Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleHatboro, PAA former detective sergeant in the Hatboro Police Department on Tuesday pleaded guilty to stealing firearms, cash, and narcotics fro...

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What is the Evidence Locker Really All About?

WorldNow, 59 NEWS, WVNS-TV, wvnstv.comBYLINE: Lauren Weppler, AnchorLink to ArticleBeckley, WVThe Beckley Police Department is currently under an internal audit after its evidence technician, Gabriella Brown, was placed on me...

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Hundreds of drug cases affected by compromised BPD evidence room

Register-Herald, register-herald.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter, to ArticleRaleigh County, WVRaleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Keller has confirmed that any drug-r...

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Prosecutor: W.Va. city's evidence room issues lead to 15 months of drug case dismissals

The Associated Press, The Register-HeraldBeckley, WV BECKLEY, W.Va. — Raleigh County officials say drug cases going back 15 months are being dismissed because the evidence is missing from the Beckley Police Department's prope...

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Former Greenville Police Chief Dealing With Major Evidence Room Mess In Asheville

Gray Television, Inc., WITN, witn.comLink to ArticleAug 06, 2012Former Greenville Police Chief Dealing With Major Evidence Room Mess In AshevilleAsheville, NCAsheville police are still trying to sort through problems in the d...

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Asheville police evidence room remains a mess

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, nclawyersweekly.comBYLINE: The Associated PressLink to ArticleAsheville, NCASHEVILLE (AP) — Asheville police are still trying to sort through problems in the department’s evidence room.The agenc...

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BANNING: PCP fumes send police officers to hospital

Enterprise Media, The Press-Enterprise, pe.comBYLINE: KEVIN PEARSON, STAFF WRITER, to ArticleBanning, CATwo Banning police officers had to be taken to the hospital this week after PCP fumes escaped from an...

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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...

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Unanswered questions about APD evidence room mess

MountainXpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesLink to ArticleAsheville, NCAn image of the lack of order in the APD evidence room found by auditor Mike Wright. Photos by Max Cooper“I'm not going to talk about that,” Ashevil...

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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, bu...

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Ex-Phoenix policeman accused of narcotics theft

San Francisco Chronicle, sfgate.comLink to ArticlePhoenix, AZPHOENIX (AP) — A former Phoenix police detective has been arrested for alleged evidence tampering and narcotics theft from the department's property room.Police say...

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Former Merritt Mountie chief could avoid trial

Merritt News, merrittnews.netBYLINE: Robin Poon, News ReporterLink to ArticleMerritt, B.C.A former RCMP commander charged with stealing cocaine from an evidence locker missed another scheduled court appearance Tuesday and may...

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CARLSBAD: Ex-police officer gets probation for heroin theft

North County Times, nctimes.comBYLINE: TERI FIGUEROA, to ArticleCarlsbad, CADefendant Michael Koch, center, stands with his attorney, Raymond Gomez, at his sentencing at the Vista courthouse Wednesda...

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GSP post burglarized

Morgan County Citizen, morgancountycitizen.comBYLINE: Patrick Yost, EditorLink to ArticleMadison, GAPot, cocaine, meth and prescription narcotics taken from evidenceFour people are in custody and more arrests may be coming in...

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Former B.C. Mountie accused of stealing drugs facing more charges

The Canadian Press, The Glazette, montrealgazette.comLink to ArticleMerritt, BCMerritt RCMP Staff Sgt. Stuart Seib is facing more charges in connection to the alleged theft of drugs from an evidence locker. Photograph by: Fil...

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Officer's alleged theft spree fleshed out

Trib Total Media, Inc., Trib Live | News, triblive.comBYLINE: Paul Peirce, Tribune-ReviewLink to ArticleBraddock, PAA Braddock police officer used a credit card he lifted from a suspected john during a prostitution sting to t...

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Officer quits over allegations

Postmedia Network Inc., The Vancouver Sun, vancouversun.comBYLINE: Kamloops, Daily NewsLink to ArticleMerritt, BCMerritt RCMP Staff Sgt. Stuart Seib has resigned after allegations he stole cocaine from a police evidence locke...

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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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Officer accused in drug theft makes court appearance

Freedom Communications, Inc., The Daily News, jdnews.comLink to ArticleNew Bern, NCNew Bern police Officer Frances Sutton appeared in Craven County District Court Thursday morning in connection with the theft of the prescript...

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