Missing evidence found in sheriff's locker could free inmate in 1990 SD murder case

Capital Journal, capjournal.comBYLINE: Associated PressMcCook County, SDSIOUX FALLS — McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris says an envelope found in an evidence locker is related to the case of a South Dakota inmate trying to pr...

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Former sheriff's deputy accused of pawning guns from evidence locker

WFAA-TV, wfaa.comBYLINE: Brett Shipp, WFAAEllis County, TXSources say Lt. Phillip Slaughter abruptly resigned late last month. What followed shocked his co-workers.Phillip Slaughter (Photo: Courtesy - Ellis County Sheriff's D...

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Report: Evidence issues may taint years of drug cases

Silver City Daily Press, scdailypress.comBYLINE: Stewart McClintic, City, NMPotentially hundreds of convictions could be overturned after an audit of the Region VII Drug Task Force, based in Deming...

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Former Tallassee assistant police chief enters guilty pleas

Montgomery Advertiser, montgomeryadvertiser.comBYLINE: Marty Roney, Montgomery AdvertiserTallassee, AL(Photo: Contributed)WETUMPKA Tallassee’s former assistant police chief has pleaded guilty to two theft related charges rela...

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Police officer accused of stealing from department pleads not guilty

WLKY Louisville, wlky.comSimpsonville, KYThe police officer accused of stealing evidence from his own department found himself before a judge Tuesday.Terry Putnam was arraigned Monday on charges including theft by unlawful ta...

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Leaked investigation reveals Flandreau police misconduct

ARGUS LEADER, argusleader.comBYLINE: Jonathan Ellis, , SDFlandreau Police Department logo(Photo: CityofFlandreau.com.)In January of 2013, several agents with the state Division of Criminal Inv...

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Simpsonville officer indicted in $30,000 evidence-locker theft

Lexington Herald-Leader, kentucky.comBYLINE: Michael McKay, , KYTerry PutnamA Shelby County grand jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer accused of breaking into the department’s e...

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Firearms Stolen from MarMac Police Department During Renovations

KCRG-TV9, www.kcrg.comBYLINE: Katie Wiedemann, KCRG-TV9Clayton County, IACLAYTON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Clayton County Sheriff's Office is looking for some stolen guns and the person who stole them from the Mar-Mac Un...

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Ex-Lake County deputy Hartman gets probation, community service for lock-up thefts

The Chaffee County Times, chaffeecountytimes.comBYLINE: Ryan Fitzmaurice, Leadville HeraldLake County, COHartmanFormer Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeffrey Hartman was sentenced on Feb. 4 to two years of supervised probation fo...

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Simpsonville police officer arrested for burglary

An investigation is underway into a breakin at the Simpsonville Police Department in which $30,000 was stolen in addition to guns and drugs.

The Sentinel-News, sentinelnews.comBYLINE: Lisa KingPutnam, KYPutnam charged with break-in at Simpsonville P.D.Terry PutnamTwo months after the Simpsonville Police Department was burglarized, and robbed of thousands of dollar...

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Ex-Hebron police officer sold drugs from squad car, department, testimony reveals

Northwest Herald, nwherald.comBYLINE: CHELSEA McDOUGALL - , ILRyszard T. KopaczWOODSTOCK – Testimony at a sentencing hearing for a former Hebron police officer revealed he sold marijuana while on...

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Former MWC Police Officer Accused Of Stealing, Pawning Evidence

News 9, news9.comBYLINE: Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9Two VideosMidwest City, OKA former MWC Police officer is accused of pawning stolen items including equipment belonging to the Midwest City Police Department.MIDWEST CITY, Okl...

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Drug disposal procedures tightened at Savage PD

Savage Pacer, swnewsmedia.com/savage_pacerBYLINE: ALEX HALL , MNReport from 2014 found evidence of tamperingSavage Police Department File photoThe Savage Police Department made changes to procedure...

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Ex-Tallassee police officer indicted;

www.al.comBYLINE: Kelsey Stein | , ALalready accused of stealing gun, coercing confessionA former Tallassee assistant police chief – already facing charges of breaking into a business, stealing a gun fro...

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Man faces 50 felony charges accusing him of having arsenal in car in Akron

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The Plain Dealer, Northeast Ohio Media Group, cleveland.comBYLINE: Adam Ferrise, cleveland.comOctober 27, 2015Akron, OHRyan Peltan, 30, of Doylestown. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.comAKRON, Ohio — Police confiscated nearly two doz...

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office implements policy changes for evidence

Ocala Star-Banner, ocala.comBYLINE: Austin L. Miller, Staff writerMarion County, FLThe Marion County Sheriff’s Office has implemented some new policy steps for evidence handling and storage. The changes were prompted after so...

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Atlantic Beach police chief resigns under criminal investigation

St. Augustine Record, staugustine.comBYLINE: DEREK GILLIAM, Beach, FLAtlantic Beach Police Chief Michael Classey resigned Tuesday after being suspended Friday because of an active crimin...

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Chesapeake audit finds problems with police evidence

The Virginian-Pilot, hamptonroads.comBYLINE: Jeff Sheler, The Virginian-PilotChesapeake, VACHESAPEAKE - A city audit of the Chesapeake Police Department found deficiencies in how it stores evidence, drugs and weapons seized d...

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Guns found at Galveston jail facility

The Associated Press, KSAT ABC12, KSAT.com, ksat.comBYLINE: The Associated PressGalveston County, TXFirearms from evidence room had been marked as destroyedGALVESTON - The Galveston County sheriff's office says they discovere...

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Former game warden charged with keeping seized items wants theft charges dropped

Madison.com, host.madison.comBYLINE: Tim DamosReedsburg, WIHorzewskiA former game warden is contesting charges that he used his position to seize items he then kept for himself.The attorney for 45-year-old David G. Horzewski ...

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Exclusive: Evidence Stolen In Officer Road Rage Investigation

CBS Miami, CBS4 News, miami.cbslocal.comBYLINE: Gaby Fleischman, CBS MiamiOne VideoMiami-Dade County, FLMIAMI (CBSMiami) — A search warrant has emerged, shedding new details into a road rage incident involving a Miami-Dade Po...

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D.A. Ron Moore releases APD evidence-room audit

Mountain Xpress, Asheville Citizen-Times, Carolina Public Press, mountainx.comBYLINE: Jake FrankelAsheville, NCDistrict Attorney Ron Moore released a 2011 audit of the Police Department Evidence Room June 19, revealing more d...

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Ex-Deming law enforcement agent gets 6 months in jail for theft

The Las Cruces Sun-News, lcsun-news.comBYLINE: James Staley, -area, NMLAS CRUCES >> A former Deming-area law enforcement officer, who had admitted to stealing property seized during investigations,...

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2 Lake County Officers Accused Of Stealing Guns From Evidence Locker

CBS 4 Denver,denver.cbslocal.comWilliam Berry Arrest AffidavitLake County, COSgt. Jeffrey Hartman (credit: Lake County Sheriff’s Office)LEADVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) – Two law enforcement officers are going to face charges after al...

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Seven Durham police employees disciplined for keeping gun parts

The News & Observer, The Durham News, thedurhamnews.comBYLINE: Jim Wise, , NCDURHAM — Seven Durham Police Department employees, including six sworn officers, have been disciplined for keeping parts...

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Special judge assigned to evidence vault theft case

Capital City Press LLC, The Advocate, theadvocate.comBYLINE: Jim Mustian, Baton Rouge Parish, LALa. high court move resolves potential conflicts of interestWilliam ColvinThe Louisiana Supreme Cour...

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Team Recovers Guns Stolen from Stonewood Police Dept.

WDTV 5News (CBS), wdtv.comBYLINE: 5News TeamStonewood, WVDominic Sutherlin - WVRJA.comCLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - At least three weapons stolen during a break-in at the Stonewood Police Department have been recovered through an ...

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Inmate left alone at East Kingston police station stole heroin,

Union Leader, unionleader.comBYLINE: Jason Schreiber, Union Leader CorrespondentEast Kingston, NHbroke into locker containing gun, drove police cruiser say officialsJarred Brisbois is suspected of breaking into the police dep...

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Police eye better controls for evidence storage


The Pantagraph, pantagraph.comBYLINE: Edith Brady-Lunny | , ILBloomington Police Department crime scene unit technician Scott Mathewson, left, describes how the crime lab at the Bloomington Po...

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Coins, porn seized in probe

The Register-Guard, registerguard.comBYLINE: Jack Moran, The Register-GuardEugene, ORThe criminal investigation into three Eugene Police Department property control employees continuesA criminal investigation of three Eugene ...

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13 guns used as evidence stolen from Cebu court

INQUIRER.net, newsinfo.inquirer.netBYLINE: Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer VisayasCebu City, PhilippinesCEBU CITY—Thirteen firearms that are being kept as evidence have been stolen inside a court here.An inventory made by Lys...

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Police Recover Gun Stolen From Chelsea District Court Evidence Locker

CBS Local Media, cbslocal.comChelsea, MAChelsea Trial Court (File Image)BOSTON (CBS) — A gun believed to have been stolen from an evidence locker at Chelsea District Court in 2011, has been recovered.Two Everett men and an Ev...

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PD audit reveals money shortage

Sequoyah County Times, sequoyahcountytimes.comBYLINE: Sally Maxwell Senior Staff WriterSallisaw, OKAn audit of the Sallisaw Police Department was given to City Manager Bill Baker on March 4.The audit was prompted by accusatio...

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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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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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South Portland Police promoting gun safety


Current Publishing, keepmecurrent.comBYLINE: Duke Harrington, South Portland, MERobert Scarpelli and Jesse Peasley: South Portland police officers Robert Scarpelli, left, and Jesse Peasley show t...

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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-Caddo police chief sentenced to one year in jail

Durant Daily Democrat, durantdemocrat.comLink to ArticleCaddo, OKA former Caddo Police Chief convicted of embezzlement has been sentenced to one year in jail.During a trial last month, a jury found Troy O’Neal Glover, 39, gui...

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Junkie NYPD officer Nicholas Mina pleads guilty to stealing guns from station, selling them to dealer

NY Daily News, nydailynews.comBYLINE: Janon Fisher / NEW YORK DAILY NEWSLink to ArticleEast Village, NYMina was so deep in debt to his drug dealer that he stole 4 loaded weapons and a bulletproof vest to support habitHe's tra...

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Ex-officer indicted for theft

Union Leader Corp., unionleader.comBYLINE: JAMES A. KIMBLE, Union Leader CorrespondentLink to ArticleAuburn, NHNovember 09. 2012 9:21PMBRENTWOOD - Auburn police stumbled upon a theft allegedly committed by one of their own ea...

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Ex-Cop Cops Plea on Theft Charges

Gray Television, Inc., WTVY-TV, wtvy.comBYLINE: News ReleaseLink to ArticleDothan, ALFormer Airport Police Chief Tony Walker pleaded no contest Monday to grand theft, two counts of dealing in stolen property and tampering wit...

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Cops: Former Davenport police employee stole gun from department

Orlando Sentinel, orlandosentinel.comBYLINE: Susan Jacobson, Orlando SentinelLink to ArticleDavenport, FLA former Davenport police evidence custodian was arrested Friday after investigators said she stole a gun from the agenc...

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Eye-opening visit to city’s Gun Room reveals scope of problem


BYLINE: SANDRA SHEA, DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL PAGE EDITORLink to ArticlePhiladelphia, PASo many guns get confiscated that City Hall's evidence room can't hold them all; three other locations also store guns. em>(David Miailetti/D...

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Ex-Hatboro officer pleads guilty to stealing evidence

Philly.com, 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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Men steal guns from Timmonsville police department


Barrington Broadcasting, WPDE NewsChannel 15, carolinalive.comBYLINE: Tracy VreelandLink to ArticleFlorence County, SCFlorence County deputies need your help to identify the three men who broke into various Timmonsville town ...

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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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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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Police swap seized guns for new ones

Springfield News-Sun, springfieldnewssun.comBYLINE: Andrew McGinn, Staff Writer, to ArticleSpringfield & Clark County, OHA ‘right decision based on the economy.’ Other departments say confiscated ...

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