NYPD officer indicted for drug trafficking in Harlem


Diaz received a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky from the undercover officer in exchange for secretly removing the undercover officer's cellphone from the 34th Precinct's evidence room July 5, 2019 A New York City police officer has been indicted for allegedly transporting a kilogram of cocaine in exchange for $4,000, according to a...

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Cops held for keeping seized goods


Items were supposed to be kept at the police station's evidence room. July 2, 2018 Three East London police officers have been arrested for theft and corruption after they were found in possession of valuables seized during a police raid on Friday night. Eastern Cape provincial police spokeswoman Colonel Michelle Matroos said the disgraced officers...

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Ex-Pinal cop admits taking drugs from evidence room


The agency discovered over 100 pounds of narcotics were missing, court documents show, May 17, 2018 PHOENIX — A former sergeant of the Gila River Police Department has admitted to stealing narcotics from an evidence room and bringing them back to his Casa Grande home. Michael Coomes, 48, resigned from the tribal police agency shortly after an ex-gi...

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Sheriff’s Potentially Sick Building Testing Done in 1 Day, Results Not Expected Until July


There was [an] evidence room deputy who had breathing problems while working in that room. June 22, 2018 The scientist Flagler County government hired to further and more broadly analyze air, soil ceiling and wall samples at the Sheriff's potentially sick Operations Center in Bunnell told the county today the gathering of samples was completed in o...

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Weber Co. sheriff hopefuls cite turnover, morale, trust as key concerns


Arbon said one of the biggest questions he gets from voters is about the evidence room controversy June 18, 2018 OGDEN — The three hopefuls running for Weber County sheriff seem to agree on at least a couple of things — retention and recruitment of deputies rate among the top issues the office faces. Assuring positive morale within the department a...

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In PD scandals' wake, an effort to clean up evidence rooms.

Bill would require spot audits June 12, 2018 A bill up for debate today aims to clean up the state's scandal-plagued evidence rooms by ordering police departments file twice-a-year spot audits with the state, with a full accounting of all evidence every five years. The measure before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary was filed by state Rep. Mark...

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In police dept scandals’ wake, an effort to clean up evidence rooms

Bill would require spot audits June 12, 2018 A bill up for debate today aims to clean up the state's scandal-plagued evidence rooms by ordering police departments file twice-a-year spot audits with the state, with a full accounting of all evidence every five years. The measure before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary was filed by state Rep. Mark...

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Expert: Utah case shows drugs a problem in police evidence rooms

The internal investigation also found that the evidence room was in disarray and dozens of criminal cases may be jeopardized because of stolen or compromised evidence. May 22, 2018 OGDEN (AP) — Evidence room problems illustrated by the case of a Utah technician who was fired after being found high on methamphetamine at work are all too common, acco...

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EXCLUSIVE: GBI investigates Lithonia police, officials 'within' dept. under probe

A day after we reported on guns and evidence taken from the Lithonia Police Department evidence room, investigators believe it was an inside job. May 24, 3028  LITHONIA, GA (CBS46) - A day after we reported on guns and evidence taken from the Lithonia Police Department evidence room, investigators believe it was an inside job. And state law en...

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Guns stolen from evidence room of Lithonia police department

internal audit found a handful of guns and other police department property was taken from the evidence room at the Lithonia Police Department May 22, 2018 A small DeKalb County police department is dealing with allegations of serious internal theft. The Bulldog learned, an internal audit found a handful of guns and other police department property...

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Former Jasper PD officer arrested in connection with burglary at KPD evidence room

Enter Headline here Enter Article DATE HERE JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A former Jasper Police Department officer was arrested in connection with a burglary of the Kirbyville PD's evidence room. Samuel Paul Brister, 39, of Kirbyville, was arrested and charged with third-degree felony burglary of building-controlled substance present. His bond a...

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Former South Amboy cop avoids prison for stealing drugs, money

As the custodian for the South Amboy Police Department's evidence locker, Barcheski took heroin from the locker over a period of years as his addiction worsened. May 17, 2018 NEW BRUNSWICK - A decorated former South Amboy police officer has been sentenced to five years in a state drug court program for stealing money and drugs from the police depar...

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Former Bella Vista detective pleads not guilty to tampering

He admitted to detectives with the Benton County Sheriff's Office he stole pills from current criminal cases, unattended death cases and the department's drug take-back bin, according to court documents. Enter Article DATE HERE BENTONVILLE -- A former Bella Vista police detective pleaded not guilty to felony tampering charges in connection wit...

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Weber County evidence room scandal extends to the prosecutor’s office, where an unknown number of cases may have been affected

An audit of the room, which was found to be in complete disarray, is expected to take more than a year. May 10, 2018 Weber County prosecutors are trying to determine which of their cases have solid footing and which have crumbled after a scandal in which the sheriff's office evidence technician admitted to stealing methamphetamine from the evidence...

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Ex-Quartzsite police evidence tech accused of stealing $20K

Quartzsite police evidence technician has been indicted for allegedly stealing money she was responsible for safeguarding as evidence. May 9, 2018 PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a former Quartzsite police evidence technician has been indicted for allegedly stealing money she was responsible for safeguarding as evidence. The Arizona Attorney General...

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PD weighing evidence room repair options

Police Department was damaged due to an electrical fire in the evidence room April 1. April 27, 2018 The Mountainair Police Department was damaged due to an electrical fire in the evidence room April 1. Since then the department has been operating out of the former town hall part of the building. The town is waiting for an asbestos test to come bac...

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Former DK deputy accused of theft of $25,760

Swanson is accused of taking $25,760 from the drug enforcement unit office evidence room, April 26, 2018 Former Dickinson County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Greg R. Swanson is accused of taking $25,760 from the drug enforcement unit office evidence room, according to the affidavit filed by Christopher M. Nicholson, special agent, Kansas Bureau of I...

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3 Billings police officers disciplined for having sex on city property

In the course of investigating the evidence locker thefts, St. John said, "there were some rumors flying around" about officers having had sexual relations with Strizich, and when asked, she identified the three officers. April 18, 2018 Three Billings police officers who admitted having sex on city property with a civilian employee of the departmen...

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AG: West Springfield Police Capt. Daniel Spaulding indicted for theft from department

"Authorities further found that Spaulding later replaced all of the missing cash and returned the missing evidence bags in May 2017. Enter Article DATE HERE Attorney General Maura's Healey's office has confirmed West Springfield Police Capt. Daniel Spaulding was indicted on Friday for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 from the city's police ...

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Former Leadville Police Chief Sentenced For Thefts From Evidence Room

The investigation revealed that Leake took several guns from the evidence room, brought them to pawn shops in Denver, and presented himself as the owner. Enter Article DATE HERE LEADVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) — A judge sentenced Michael Leake, the police chief for the city of Leadville for six years, to 15 years of probation Friday for stealing from ...

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Charges dropped in 40 cases, another dozen under review after Billings evidence tech's drug thefts

The Billings Police Department said during a press conference that it had fired the technician , on Feb. 6 after she confessed to stealing oxycodone and other opioids from evidence, affecting 138 cases. March 1, 2018 Yellowstone County will drop criminal charges in roughly 40 cases and dismiss another dozen cases under review because a Billings Pol...

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Poulsbo Police Department makes changes after thefts, audit finds

The finding identified a number of weaknesses within the department after a former employee stole two guns, $2,000 went missing from a police department fund, and a gold necklace disappeared from the evidence room. Enter Article DATE HERE By Brynn Grimley Recent thefts within the Poulsbo Police Department prompted the city to make drastic chan...

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Canterbury pleads guilty in gun mill case - possible 10 years

According to court documents, Canterbury was in possession of more than 280 guns, including pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles. February 28, 2018 A federal judge has accepted a guilty plea from a Valley Grande man arrested last May for his involvement in a gun mill responsible for stealing and selling guns from the Selma Police Department's ev...

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Former police chief files lawsuit against town of Atlantic Beach

"During that investigation, Defendant's (Town of Atlantic Beach) agents, officers and/or employees alleged that $650.00 was missing from the evidence room February 16, 2018 ATLANTIC BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The former police chief of Atlantic Beach has filed a lawsuit against the town stating his termination was due to false allegations of theft. Accordi...

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Former evidence room employee under investigation in Weber County

An evidence audit team has now been assembled to go through every piece of evidence in the department to make sure whatever unknown substances the woman was allegedly taking weren't stolen from the room Enter Article DATE HERE OGDEN — The Weber County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation into a former evidence room employee who may h...

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Ex-Framingham police officer loses pension after evidence room thefts

A former Framingham police officer who pleaded guilty to stealing cash from police headquarters was stripped of his pension Tuesday by the Framingham Retirement Board. Enter Article DATE HERE FRAMINGHAM — Fresh off a stint in jail, a former Framingham police officer who pleaded guilty to stealing cash from police headquarters was stripped of h...

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Suspect in gun mill plans to plead guilty to charges

January 20 21018 A Dallas County man has agreed to plead guilty to his alleged involvement in a gun mill responsible for stealing and selling guns from the Selma Police Department's evidence vault. Richard Allen Canterbury has agreed to plead guilty to three federal gun charges, according to court documents from the United States District Court for...

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Former city police officer enters guilty plea to overdose-related charges

Slisz was accused of obtaining an envelope containing 48 suspected stamp bags of heroin and six pills from a temporary evidence locker, where drugs were stored before being transferred by an evidence custodian January 15, 2018 EBENSBURG – A former Johnstown Police Department officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to two charges related to an incident in wh...

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Inside BNPP's 'disorganized evidence room': auditors found drugs in a shed, guns unsafely stored

Province orders an independent audit of regional police force's exhibits January 11, 2018 The provincial government has ordered an independent audit of a small northern police force's exhibits after a review found serious shortcomings that could put pieces of evidence, and the criminal cases that rely on them, at risk. Inside BNPP's headquarters in...

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Former Bella Vista Officer Arrested, Accused Of Mishandling Evidence

According to the affidavit, pills were missing from the evidence room in relation to unattended death cases that had been worked by the Bella Vista Police Department. January 9, 2018 ENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- A Bella Vista police officer accused of mishandling evidence was arrested Tuesday (Jan. 9). Clayton J. Roberts, 36, surrendered to authorities a...

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Sheriff exit audit reveals more concerns

"I am keenly aware of the International Association of Property and Evidence standards and guidelines" Enter Article DATE HERE NORMAN — An audit report issued on Jan. 2 raises further concerns over the state of the Cleveland County sheriff's department under the previous administration. Former sheriff Joe Lester resigned suddenly on Oct. 2 aft...

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Provo man arrested on reports of stealing bike from police station

A Provo man was arrested Wednesday after reportedly breaking into the Provo police station to take a bike. January 5, 2018 A Provo man was arrested Wednesday after reportedly breaking into the Provo police station to take a bike. David Snow, 37, was arrested on suspicion of one third-degree burglary and two summons for misdemeanor theft charges, ac...

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Former deputy pleads guilty to embezzlement

The key to the evidence room was in an unlocked desk drawer January 4, 2018 Former Davidson County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Eads has plead guilty and has been sentenced to 16 to 29 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction for multiple counts of embezzlement and illegally accessing a government computer on Thursday morning. During a hear...

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Chief: BVPD Employees Fired after Evidence Mishandled

Detective Clayton Roberts and Mike Kugler, an evidence custodian for the police department, were fired on December 20, 2017, after members of the department noticed discrepancies in the evidence room January 3, 2018 BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KNWA) -- Two Bella Vista Police Department employees have been fired and are being investigated by Benton County au...

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Reality Check: How Asheville Police Department solved their evidence room issues

Resolving the issue has spanned three different police chiefs. However, Chief Tammy Hooper reports the evidence room is cleaned up and fully inventoried. November 29, 2017 ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The criminal justice system relies on evidence, yet Asheville Police Department's (APD) own evidence room was once investigated for a crime. Resolving th...

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DeLand officer fired, 2 others disciplined over missing meth

A DeLand police officer was fired, another suspended without pay and a third reprimanded this month after they lost methamphetamine collected as evidence November 28, 2018 A DeLand police officer was fired, another suspended without pay and a third reprimanded this month after they lost methamphetamine collected as evidence at a home over the summe...

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Evidence audits show room for improvement in Greenwood, Laurens counties

SLED's investigators found some items had been destroyed, returned to people or sent to SLED from the evidence rooms, but the system had not been updated to show the items were gone, the report said November 13, 2017 Whenever a sheriff's office changes hands, it's customary to have the State Law Enforcement Division come in and inventory any eviden...

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Former Framingham cop apologizes for evidence theft, pleads guilty

Enter Headline here Enter Article DATE HERE WOBURN – A former Framingham Police officer tearfully apologized after pleading guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $19,000 from the police department's evidence room more than two years ago. Alan Dubeshter, 56, pleaded with Middlesex Superior Court Judge Jack Lu not to send him to jail. "I made a t...

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JPD investigates missing items from evidence room, prosecuting attorney releases statement

"There was no proof of criminal wrongdoing at that time and no charges were brought against anyone," Chief Elliott said. Enter Article DATE HERE JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott said in a statement Friday that an investigation revealed missing money, drugs, and other general property from their evidence room. Chief El...

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Windham Police Department investigating evidence room break-in

According to Police Chief Eric Breiding, someone broke into the building sometime between 4 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. October 25, 2017 WINDHAM-The Windham Police Department, along with the Portage County Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in at the police department's evidence room that is housed in an off-site building. According to P...

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BCI investigating Windham police evidence room break-in

"We don't know what's missing, and I don't want to speculate," October 24, 2017 The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, with the assistance of the Portage County Sheriff's Office, are investigating an overnight break-in at the Windham Police Department evidence room. The evidence room is not at the police station at 9621 E. Center St., but at an...

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Former Royalton Officer Indicted

Three felony charges in connection with drugs reportedly stolen from the police station's evidence locker October 20, 2017 Burlington — A federal grand jury indicted former Royalton police officer John Breault on Thursday on three felony charges in connection with drugs reportedly stolen from the police station's evidence locker over the summer. Th...

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Albuquerque police look to start ‘item of the week’ to get valuables back to owners

"We have 5,000 unique items back here," Enter Article DATE HERE Cute and Pas ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department said it's looking for a new way to get stolen and lost items building up in their evidence lab, back to their owners. "We have 5,000 unique items back here," Officer Simon Drobik said. They're all checked-in ...

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WDSU Investigates: New problems at NOPD property and evidence room

There are also pictures of dead rats and possums in the facility, and a picture that shows a snake slithering across a floor where stolen and confiscated bikes are stored Enter Article DATE HERE NEW ORLEANS — More problems have appeared inside the New Orleans Police Department's property and evidence room. Exclusive pictures from inside that f...

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Sewer breaks plague Marion sheriff's office (Evidence Room)

But behind the basement evidence room's locked door are boxes piled high to the ceiling, each containing evidence from crimes long gone, evidence that sheriff's office employees are slowly picking through. October 12, 2017 MARION — The sewer system in the Marion County Sheriff's Office has been causing headaches — and not just because of the smell ...

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Total in Murray evidence room theft up to $16,000

A veteran deputy on charges she stole at least  $16,000 from the evidence room has left his department with a "black eye." October  CHATSWORTH, Ga. — Murray County Sheriff Gary Langford said the arrest last week of a veteran deputy on charges she stole at least $16,000 from the evidence room has left his department with a "black eye....

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Laconia police prepare to destroy old guns

The weapons include shotguns, pistols and bolt-action rifles. October 6, 2017 LACONIA — Police have asked a judge to allow them to destroy about two dozen guns, some used in crimes, some used in suicides and others simply found on land or in a river. The weapons include shotguns, pistols and bolt-action rifles. Police Chief Matt Canfield said the d...

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Guns, money missing from Sheriff’s Office are described in SLED audit

"Immediately after the completed inventory, there were over 790 items of evidence listed on the evidence inventory list which were not found." October 6, 2017 During the inventory, S/A Wallace obtained documents from Sheriff Chastain, former LCSO Capt. Stephon Williams, and LCSO Sgt. Jimmy Sharpton regarding evidence which was converted to county u...

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Murray County Sheriff's deputy charged with stealing from evidence room

Miles says more than $10,000 worth of material was missing from the evidence room Enter Article DATE HERE MURRAY COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is charging a deputy with the Murray County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) with stealing more than $10,000 worth of items from an evidence room. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says agent...

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Former police officer headed for court

Former Johnstown police officer accused of stealing heroin from an evidence locker October 3, 2017 Ebensburg, Cambria County Pa. - A former Johnstown police officer accused of stealing heroin from an evidence locker, and then overdosing while on the job will be in court today. William Slisz allegedly started stealing drugs in the fall of 2015. Then...

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