State considers whether Musselshell County sheriff misused property

The Billings Gazette - Billings, MT - billingsgazette.comLink to ArticleBYLINE: KAHRIN DEINES Of The Gazette StaffMusselshell County, MTMusselshell County Sheriff Woody Weitzeil, shown in July 2009, is accused of misusing pro...

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State Police: Heights police probe to take longer

Muskegon Chronicle (Michigan), A; Pg. 3BYLINE: HEATHER LYNN PETERSMuskegon Heights, MIMUSKEGON HEIGHTS -- The State Police investigation of the Muskegon Heights Police Department is a "significant" case that's already require...

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ATF offers reward for guns stolen from Harvey police range

chicagobreakingnews.comBYLINE: Kristen Schorsch and William LeeLink to ArticleChicago, ILThe federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5,000 for information that helps police recover the r...

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Adams County Sheriff: Guns missing from the department

NEWSLINE 9, waow.comLink to ArticleAdams County, WIADAMS COUNTY (WAOW)--Sheriff Darrell Renner confirms that guns are missing from the Adams County Sheriff's Department.Renner declined to elaborate on how many guns were taken...

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State Police investigating Heights police dept.

Muskegon Chronicle (Michigan), A; Pg. 1BYLINE: HEATHER LYNN PETERS AND JOHN S. HAUSMANMuskegon Heights, MIMUSKEGON HEIGHTS -- The Muskegon Heights Police Department has not properly secured evidence from hundreds of cases in ...

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Most weapons stolen from Harvey shooting range recovered

ChicagoTribune.comBYLINE: Kristen Schorsch and Matthew Walberg, Tribune reportersLink to ArticleHarvey, ILThieves tried to bury guns in wooded area, officials sayMost of the weapons stolen from a Harvey shooting range were re...

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Medford evidence mystery lingers

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina), Main Edition, NEWS; Pg. B1BYLINE: JOHN BOYLEBuncombe County, NCPersistent, pesky readers are some of my favorites.Sure, they sometimes drive me nuts, but they also keep me on my t...

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Former chief to be sentenced for drug abuse

The Burlington Free Press (Vermont), SECTION: VERMONT; Pg. A05BYLINE: By, Sam Hemingway, Free Press Staff WriterVergennes, VTMIDDLEBURY - Former Police Chief Michael G. Lowe, facing 18 months to four years in jail on a series...

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TBI: Former policeman stole weapons, sold them

The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee)BYLINE: Nicole YoungNashville, TNThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former Gainesboro police officer Monday on charges of theft and official misconduct.Investigators said tha...

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TBI Arrests Two in Jackson County on Separate Cases

Targeted News ServiceNashville, TNThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued the following news release:The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested two people on unrelated charges after they were each indicted by t...

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Man gets 36 years for stealing guns from police warehouse

Howard County Times, www.explorehoward.comBYLINE: Kellie Woodhouse, to ArticleBaltimore City, MDJudge: 'You set in motion a chain reaction that worries me'Howard County Circuit Court Judge Timothy ...

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Confiscated guns get melted down

The Herald Palladium, heraldpalladium.comBYLINE: SCOTT AIKEN - H-P Staff Writer, , MIContributed photo Berrien County sheriff's Deputy Jason Haskins shows some of the firearms currently held by the dep...

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County, city spar over seized guns

The Journal Gazette, journalgazette.netBYLINE: Holly Abrams, The Journal Gazette, Wayne, INSheriff says parts salable; chief favors total destructionFort Wayne officials are still undecided on what to do wi...

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Officers stole handguns, officials say

Patriot News (Harrisburg, PA), FINAL EDITION, LOCAL/STATE; Pg. A03BYLINE: Of the Patriot-News MATTHEW KEMENYHarrisburg, PAAs a patrol sergeant working his way through the Harrisburg police force in the early 1990s, Chief Pier...

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Two Harrisburg police officers accused of stealing guns from evidence room

The Patriot-News, PennLive LLC, pennlive.comBYLINE: MATTHEW KEMENY, The Patriot-NewsLink to ArticleHarrisburg, PAA veteran Harrisburg police officer and a retired city cop are accused of stealing firearms from the department'...

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Memphis Police Director Godwin: We obey gun-resell law

The Commercial Appeal, Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group www.commercialappeal.comBYLINE: Richard Locker, to ArticleMemphism, TNBut director doesn't like losing optionsNASHVILLE -- Memphis Po...

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Pentagon gun traced to Memphis police

msnbc.msn.comThe Associated Press, MSNBC Link to ArticleMemphis, TNSome departments sell or trade weapons seized in criminal casesWASHINGTON - Two guns used in high-profile shootings this year at the Pentagon and a Las Vegas ...

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Firearms vanish after task force seized them;

The Washington Post, Suburban EditionBYLINE: Matt ZapotoskyPrince George's County, MDPrince George's police investigating if guns were stolen, sold back on streetMore than 20 guns seized by a state-run firearms task force in ...

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Controversial Marion County check fraud investigator resigns

Fox59.comLink to ArticlePerry Township, INOne of prosecutor Carl Brizzi's right hand men is out of a job. Check fraud investigator Dan Constantino has resigned.INDIANAPOLIS - Constantino is under investigation for providing f...

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ATF probes loss of guns from area police unit

The Houston ChronicleBYLINE: By CINDY HORSWELL, HOUSTON CHRONICLECleveland, OHEx-Cleveland lawman named in documents; arms found at gun shop GUNS: Transfer not approvedFederal authorities are investigating whether more than 5...

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Some goods returned from Strike Force;

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)BYLINE: RANDY FURST; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul)St. Paul, MNFrom cash to jewelry to a 9 mm pistol, property that was improperly seized or mishandled is sent back.When the Metro Ga...

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Mass. cops deal with large overflow of evidence, Telegram & Gazette Link to ArticleSouthbridge, MASome items in overflowing evidence rooms go back as far as 15 yearsSOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. — A small hot tub and a set of brass knuckle with three knives sticking...

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Rusty gun a rude surprise

Omaha World-HeraldLink to ArticleOmaha, NENever trust a rusty gun.One Omaha police officer learned that lesson earlier this month while checking a shotgun into the evidence room at Central Police Headquarters, 505 S. 15th St....

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Suspended Massasoit police officer loses appeal to get reinstated

www.enterprisenews.comBYLINE: Maureen Boyle, ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER Link to ArticleBrockton, MA The state Appeals Court upheld the suspension of a Community College police officer who was ousted after problems were uncovered...

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Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)BYLINE: Donna J. Miller, Plain Dealer ReporterBratenahl & Lyndhurst, OH[Previous non-P&E-related cases deleted from article.]Paul Falzone, 64, of Bratenahl: Trial begins Wednesday for the former Br...

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Bratenahl misspent $20,000 on wages, liquor, audit finds

Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)BYLINE: Amanda Garrett, Plain Dealer ReporterCleveland, OHBratenahl misspent about $20,000 of tax money on worker paychecks and booze in 2007 and 2008, according to a state audit that also criticiz...

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Unanalyzed Evidence in Law Enforcement Custody

United States Department of JusticeMore than 2,000 state and local law enforcement agencies responded to a survey [1] to: 1. Estimate the number of unsolved homicide, rape and property cases [2] nationwide that contain forens...

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Newspaper, Kentucky sheriff at odds over guns

The Times-Tribune,, The Associated Press State & Local WireWhitley County, KYA southeastern Kentucky sheriff's office says a break-in at the department has prevented it from responding to an ope...

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Liberty County Sheriff’s officer under investigation

Montgomery County CourierBYLINE: Vanesa BrashierLink to ArticleLiberty County, OHA former Cleveland police officer and current Liberty County deputy sheriff is reportedly at the center of an investigation being conducted by t...

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Items taken from sheriff’s office remain uncertain

www.thetimestribune.comBYLINE: Samantha Swindler / Managing EditorLink to ArticleWhitley County/Corbin, KYKSP requesting surveillance from nearby businessesKentucky State Police continue their investigation of a break-in at t...

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Clayton board: 12 reasons to oust police chief

The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionLink to ArticleOne PictureClayton County, GAWhen the Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted to remove Jeff Turner as the county's police chief, they detailed "12 issues which caused the bo...

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Johnston Deputy Charged With Stealing Evidence

The Daily Record, www.mydailyrecord.comLink to Articleone pictureJohnson County, NCA former Johnston County sheriff’s detective has been arrested by the SBI on charges of stealing evidence. Brian Clayton Johnson, 42, formerly...

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Prosecutors: Fired Police Chief Sold Stolen Guns

NBC Washington, nbcwashington.comBLINE: ASHLEY E. BROWNLink to ArticleLink to VideoMorningside, MDDavid Eichelberger Jr.Resident turns the tables on former top copStealing guns from law enforcement and selling them out of the...

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Former WC detective headed to prison

thefacts.comBYLINE: John Lowman, The Facts West Columbia, TXANGLETON — A former West Columbia Police detective accused of stealing cocaine and a gun from a police station evidence locker pleaded guilty Monday to five felony c...

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Bulk of evidence missing from Brooksville Police Department is found

www.tampabay.comBYLINE: Logan Neill, Times Staff WriterLink to ArticleBrooksville, FLBROOKSVILLE — An investigation begun more than two years ago into 2,155 items — including guns, drugs and money — missing from the Brooksvil...

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St. Petersburg Times (Florida)BYLINE: LOGAN NEILL, Times Staff WriterBrooksville, FLHIGHLIGHT: Of the 2,155 items missing from the Brooksville Police Department, only 13 are unaccounted for.An investigation begun more than tw...

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Ford Heights evidence leaves sheriff with mess

Chicago TribuneBYLINE: By Lolly Bowean, TRIBUNE REPORTERCook County, ILThere were chrome handguns, revolvers, Uzis and broken down rifles held together with duct tape. There were machetes, swords and rusted kitchen knives.Whe...

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After more than four years, authorities are still in the dark

The Progress - Index (Petersburg, Virginia)BYLINE: MARKUS SCHMIDT, STAFF WRITERHopewell, VAHOPEWELL -- After more than four years, authorities are still in the dark about how drugs, weapons and $85,000 in cash disappeared fro...

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Upset, chiefly, in Bratenahl

Plain Dealer (Cleveland)BYLINE: The Plain DealerBratenahl, OHIn a damning report released Monday, just-retired Bratenahl Police Chief Paul Falzone gets hit with a double trifecta: incompetent, inefficient and insubordinate, a...

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Evidence room containing guns, drugs, fetuses, was mismanaged

Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)BYLINE: Sheila McLaughlinMiddletown, NJHundreds of thousands of dollars in cash was lying around. Crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs from criminal cases were tossed haphazardly in a metal b...

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Ex-cop faces bench trial in guns case

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)BYLINE: By Kevin Barlow;kClinton, ILCLINTON -- A former police officer has waived his right to a jury trial and will have a bench trial this summer.   Jerry Bristow, 55, waived his right ...

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Ex-Boyce Police chief sentenced to 33 months in federal pen

Daily Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana)BYLINE: Abbey BrownBoyce, LAThe former Boyce Police chief was sentenced Wednesday to 33 months in a federal penitentiary for weapons charges.Claude Williams, 52, received the sentencing ...

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Former police officer sentenced to prison

The Associated Press State and Local WireMuskogee, OKA former Muskogee police officer has been sentenced to four years in prison for possession of stolen firearms and falsely claiming a military award.Thirty-one-year-old Kris...

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Bratenahl police chief announces retirement; Falzone embroiled in missing-evidence probe

Plain Dealer (Cleveland)BYLINE: Mark Puente and Gabriel BairdBratenahl, OHBratenahl - Embattled Police Chief Paul Falzone retired Tuesday afternoon, two days before a report about guns, drugs and money that went missing under...

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Former prosecutor sentenced again

Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska)BYLINE: WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICECouncil Bluffs, NECOUNCIL BLUFFS -- Drunken-driving charges against a former assistant Pottawattamie County attorney were resolved Wednesday when Jeff TeKippe plea...

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Ex-policeman pleads innocent to charges he stole guns in evidence

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)BYLINE: Kevin Barlow;, ILCLINTON - A former Clinton police officer accused of taking guns last year from an evidence room at the Clinton police station pleade...

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Isle police lose more evidence, forcing delay in some drug cases; Latest incident occurs after clerk was fired in 2008

he Houston ChronicleBYLINE: JENNIFER LATSON, StaffGalveston, TXGALVESTON - Less than a year after guns, drugs and money went missing from a police evidence room, officials discovered more missing evidence this week from the s...

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Ex-cop accused of taking guns from evidence room

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)BYLINE: By Kevin Barlow;, ILCLINTON - A former longtime Clinton police officer was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges that he took guns last year from a...

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