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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 prove his innocence in a 1990 murder.The Argus Leade...
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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 Department)A former Ellis County sheriff's deputy w...
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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 but led by the Silver City Police Department, sho...
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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 related to crimes while he was on duty.Chris Miles, 41...
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MAR
21

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 taking over $10,000 and tampering with physical evid...
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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 Investigation descended on the Flandreau Police Depar...
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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 evidence lockers and taking narcotics, handguns and...
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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 Unified Police Department in Marquette.The police an...
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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 for official misconduct and two years deferred judgm...
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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 dollars, plus guns and drugs, one of the department’s ow...
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28

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 duty from his squad car and at the department.Rys...
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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, Oklahoma - A former Midwest City police officer is fa...
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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 procedures for its Take it to the Box safe drug disposal pr...
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12

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 from an evidence locker and coercing confessions in a...
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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.com BYLINE: Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com October 27, 2015 Akron, OH Ryan Peltan, 30, of Doylestown. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio — Police confiscated nearly two dozen guns from the car of a Doylestown man who ...
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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 dozen guns from the car of a Doylestown man who now f...
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Retired sergeant admits guilt


The Lima News, limaohio.com/newsBYLINE: Greg Sowinski - County, OHFormer law officer sold guns from evidence room Fred DePalma, middle, sits with his attorneys Thursday. DePalma pleaded guilty to 59 felony charges for stealing out of the Allen...
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2nd former Aragon officer charged, accused of stealing gun from evidence room

The Polk County Standard Journal, northwestgeorgianews.com/polkfishwrap/news/localBYLINE: Kevin MyrickAragon, GAJohn GoodwillA former Aragon Police Department lieutenant is facing felony and misdemeanor theft charges in a second incident of a gun theft from the city’s eviden...
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Sources: FDLE Audit Finds Guns, Money Missing From Sweetwater PD

CBS4/TV33, CBSMiami.com, miami.cbslocal.comBYLINE: Lauren PastranaVideoSources: FDLE Audit Finds Guns, Money Missing From Sweetwater PDAugust 18, 2015Sweetwater, FLSWEETWATER (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has wrapped up its audit of the Sweetwater Po...
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Retired Baton Rouge judge’s son admits to taking guns, cocaine from evidence room

The Advocate, theadvocate.comBYLINE: Joe gyan jr.| Baton Rouge Parish, LAColvin faces at least 15 years in prisonWilliam ColvinClad in orange prison clothes with his parents looking on, the son of a former Baton Rouge state judge admitted Monday tha...
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26

SJ Sheriff's Office: Allegations that guns improperly sold, purchased

The Record, recordnet.comBYLINE: Jennie Rodriguez-Moore, Record Staff WriterSan Joaquin County, CA STOCKTON — A former San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office range master is alleging that agency administrators in 2011 inappropriately purchased evidence guns for their personal u...
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Police Make Few Changes in Year Since Evidence Audit

WLOS ABC 13, News 13, wlos.comBYLINE: Jon Ostendorff, News 13, , NCASHEVILLE, N.C. -- City leaders got a copy of an audit that showed a Police Department evidence room in disarray a year ago but officials didn’t start on many of the fixes it cal...
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29

Ropesville Police Chief Arrested Friday by D.A.’s Office


Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., EverythingLubbock.com, everythinglubbock.comBYLINE: Staff, Ropesville, TXImage of Ashley Everett Ramirez from Hockley Co. JailLEVELLAND, TX -- The City of Ropesville Police Chief, Ashley Everett Ramirez, 40, was arres...
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19

Former police officer admits to stealing drugs from evidence room

Hearst Stations Inc., WPTZ-TV 5 News, wptz.comBYLINE: Robyn EstabrookVideoColchester, VTBURLINGTON, Vt. — A former Colchester police detective changed his plea and admitted to stealing from the police department's evidence locker room.On Monday in federal court, Tyler Kinney...
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15

Former deputy stole guns from evidence to sell

KUSA-TV, 9News, 9news.comBYLINE: Mallory E Davis and Robert Garrison, KUSALake County, COFormer Lake County Deputy Sheriff William Berry was convicted of embezzlement and official misconduct Thursday.LEADVILLE - A former Lake County deputy was convicted of stealing guns out ...
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Two ex officers indicted as part of probe into Fayette County Drug Task Force

Herald-Standard, heraldstandard.comBYLINE: Jennifer Harr Fayette County, PAFormer Connellsville police officer Ryan Reese leaves Central Court in Uniontown Wednesday morning following his arraignment on felony charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful conta...
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Former HCSO Deputy Indicted By Grand Jury

The Hillsboro Reporter / KHBR Radio, hillsbororeporter.comHill County, TXA former deputy with the Hill County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) was recently indicted by the March term of the Hill County grand jury.Alan Markwardt, 59, of Hillsboro was accused of allegedly tampering wit...
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26

Brooklyn raid: Former cop posed with seized assault rifle;


Belleville News-Democrat, bnd.comBYLINE: Carolyn P. SmithBrooklyn, ILdrugs, ammo still missingThe Brooklyn Police Department on Wednesday was raided by state and county investigators. ZIA NIZAMI — News-Democrat BROOKLYN — Brooklyn’s Police Department on Thursday afternoon wa...
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Providence police officer indicted on charges he stole jewelry, other items...

Home News Enterprises, Daily Journal, dailyjournal.netBYLINE: THE ASSOCIATED PRESSProvidence, RIPROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A Providence officer accused of stealing jewelry and other items from a police evidence room has been indicted on felony charges.The indictment announce...
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Police: Man broke into evidence room, stole handguns, drugs

Caledonian Record, WPTZ-TV News Channel 5, wptz.comNewport City, VTEmpty evidence bags found at Newport City residence by parole officersVermont State Police say 19-year-old Mikeal Rivers of Troy broke into Newport City Police Department's evidence room on Feb. 8, 2015 and s...
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VPD officer fired, charged in missing evidence case

The Valdosta Daily Times, valdostadailytimes.comBYLINE: Dean Poling , GAVALDOSTA – A Valdosta police officer has been fired and arrested after stolen property was not turned in as evidence, said Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress this morni...
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21

Report: Police failings, missing weapons in Colchester


Burlington Free Press, burlingtonfreepress.comBYLINE: Mike Donoghue, Free Press Staff WriterColchester Police Memo on Missing Evidence or PropertyExecutive Summary of Colchester InvestigatorsVermont State Police Evidence Audit %26amp; Policy AssessmentStatement of Chief Morr...
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NOV
30

Tybee Island police laud larger evidence room


Savannah Morning News, savannahnow.comBYLINE: Dash ColemanTybee Island, GASgt. Charlie Powers shows the different bongs the Tybee Island police confiscated inside the property room. The new police station includes a larger property room which houses the more than 200 items. ...
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25

Cop arrested for hiding evidence in his room

City Press, citypress.co.zaSandton, South AfricaA Sandton police constable has been arrested after crime scene reports and evidence were found hidden in his room.A constable from the Local Criminal Records Centre in Sandton was arrested along with a civilian employee from th...
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23

Former deputy charged with embezzling from Berkeley County Sheriff's Office

Herald Mail Media, heraldmailmedia.comBerkeley County, WVCrime sceneMARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A former Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputy was indicted Wednesday in connection with the embezzlement of more than $5,000 in guns from the law-enforcement agency and then selling t...
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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 some evidence, including an unloaded semi-automatic ...
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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 criminal investigation, according to city officials.Inte...
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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 during crimes.Lack of security cameras and door ala...
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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 discovered two unloaded handguns on top of an 18-foot-tall ...
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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 of Reedsburg has filed motions to dismiss the case...
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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 Police officer who is accused of shooting at the car...
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Prosecutor says ex-sheriff treated 'evidence room like his personal tool shed'

Schurz Communications Inc., KSPR,ABC33,kspr.com/St. Clair County, MORon Snodgrass (2007, news archives)SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a former sheriff of St. Clair County for stealing property recovered in criminal cases and for selling a stolen f...
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Fired from Richmond, charged cop had disciplinary marks in Hebron

Northwest Herald, nwherald.comBYLINE: CHELSEA McDOUGALL - , IlHEBRON - According to Hebron Police Department records, Ryszard Kopacz twice was suspended before eventually being fired, although village officials said they were led to believe hi...
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Former sheriff's captain nabbed by the TBI

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV, local8now.comBYLINE: Allie Spillyards - County, TNCOOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has indicted a former Grundy County Sheriff’s Department captain for stealing handguns from the departmen...
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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 details about missing drugs, guns and money that ca...
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06

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, received Tuesday morning a six-month prison sente...
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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 allegedly stealing several guns from the evidence lo...
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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 of confiscated firearms that had been ordered des...
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Iota officer arrested in theft of weapons, cash

The Advocate, theadvocate.comBYLINE: Acadiana bureauIota, LAIOTA — An Iota police officer was arrested this week on suspicion he stole weapons and cash from the Police Department’s evidence room, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Maxine Trahan said in a release Frid...
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Investigation into missing firearms continues

The Journal, journal-news.netBYLINE: EDWARD MARSHALL () Berkeley County, WVInvestigator confirms former evidence custodian has resignedMARTINSBURG - An investigator with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that there is an ongoing...
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