Change the locks or at least the key cards!


'Broken his oath.' Former Kentucky police officer jailed in drug thefts from office March 1st, 2024 A former Kentucky police officer who stole drugs from the evidence room because of his addiction was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Michael Correll, a former captain with the Somerset Police Department, pleaded guilty to a total of 20 fe...

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Guilty! Drugs and money prove too tempting again.


Former Scottsbluff Police captain pleads guilty to two felonies March 6th, 2024 SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - A former Scottsbluff Police captain accused of stealing drugs and money from the department's evidence room pleaded guilty to two felony charges Tuesday. Brian Wasson, 52, pled guilty to two felony counts of theft by unlawful taking in excess ...

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Guilty! Next stop prison.


Former Kentucky officer pleads guilty in connection to drug thefts from evidence room January 20th, 2024 A former Somerset police officer has pleaded guilty in connection with stealing drugs from the evidence room at the police department. Michael Correll, 45, pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to 11 charges of third-degree burglary; four charges of tapering w...

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You threw what in the dumpster?


City issues new policy in wake of police scandalDrug evidence was found disposed in city dumpster December 21st, 2023 The City of Fayette and the Fayette Police Department announced Thursday morning sweeping changes to its policy regarding the destruction of evidence. The changes come in the wake of a scandal within the department after old case ev...

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The Lieutenant did what?


Police lieutenant stole drugs from evidence room, New Jersey AG says December 20th, 2023 A lieutenant from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office is being accused of removing narcotics evidence, including cocaine and fentanyl, from storage without lawful authorization and later returning the drugs but in "substantially different" conditions, officia...

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If you steal drugs, don't sell them to an informant!


Inglewood Police Officer Sold Cocaine Taken from Evidence Locker October 16th, 2023 A former police officer who allegedly stole drugs out of the evidence lock-up and sold them to an informant is expected to accept a plea deal in lieu of a hefty prison sentence. A former member of the Inglewood Police Department is expected to plead guilty to drug d...

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Why does it almost always take a scandal to make changes?


Former Deputy Admits to Evidence Tampering September 6th, 2023 It's 20 years in prison for a former Leake County sheriff's deputy who was arrested last year in an evidence tampering investigation that led to dozens of drug cases being dismissed. Justin Moore admitted his guilt in court yesterday. He had been indicted on 31 counts of evidence tamper...

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Drugs, guns, money missing from police evidence room, report finds. Are cases at risk?

The Atwater evidence locker was maintained "sub par at best" without any consistency, proper oversight and included a space at a mini-storage without an alarm, according to a state Department of Justice report. May 10, 2019 The Atwater evidence locker until recently was maintained "sub-par at best" without any consistency, proper oversight and incl...

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Inside CSPD's evidence locker - guns, furniture, baseball bats and cake


Already the unit is running out of room in its combined 16,000 square-foot facilities, forcing the Police Department to purchase Conex containers to hold the overflow. September 25 The most bizarre objects you can think of probably have been stored in the Colorado Springs Police Department's evidence facilities at one point or another. Some of the ...

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CMPD’s Lost and Found: a ham and a tombstone


Shotguns, bikes, drugs, a ham and a coffin: just a few of the items at CMPD's Property Control Room when this story was written in 1982. The department was responsible for the safekeeping of evidence, lost items and recovered stolen things. April 21, 2017 By John Monk, Observer Staff Writer This is where Charlotte's lost things wind ...

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Deputy allegedly stole drugs from evidence room


"It appears that these drugs were taken for personal use," he said Enter Article DATE HERE A veteran Cherokee County sheriff's deputy was arrested Saturday after he confessed to stealing drugs from the evidence room, authorities said. Jeffrey Goettel, 41, of Jasper, was charged with violation of oath of office, possession of a schedule II narc...

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Former Bakersfield detective cops plea


Diaz admits to seizing some 10 pounds of meth as evidence and returning approximately one pound of it to the department. He admits that he and his criminal partner unlawfully converted the nine pounds of meth to their possession, which they later sold for profit. May 26, 2016 Damacio Diaz, a 17-year veteran of the Bakersfield Police Department, who...

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