JUN
24

Investigation reveals Oregon Lt. stole drugs from evidence room, MedDrop

NBC15, nbc15.com BYLINE: Lindsey Branwall - Village of Oregon, WI Five months after an Oregon Police Lieutenant died, the department is releasing details on an investigation involving the late Karey Clark. Following his death, inconsistencies were noticed...
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MAR
14

Hollywood Police Department no longer professionally accredited

BYLINE: Susannah Bryan Sun Sentinel, , FLHollywood Police Department loses bragging rights that come with state accreditationHollywood police chief says problem-plagued property room behind agency losing accreditationProblems with property room...
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JAN
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
15

Farmington police evidence room review confirms need for change


The Daily Times Four Corners News, daily-times.com/four_corners-newsBYLINE: Steve Garrison The Daily Times, , NMMock assessors call for new policies, security measuresEva Barron, civilian operation supervisor with the Farmington Police Dep...
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16

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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NOV
25

Former Arkansas police chief pleads guilty to drug charge

Jonesboro Sun, Arkansas Television Company, THV11, thv11.comBYLINE: The Associated PressTrumann, AR(Photo: Thinkstock)HARRISBURG, Ark. (AP) - Former Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher has pleaded guilty to a drug charge as part of a plea deal that allows him to avoid a prison ...
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NOV
11

Southboro Police Dept.'s old drug evidence still hasn't been destroyed

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp., News Telegram, telegram.comBYLINE: Shaun Sutner, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, , MAFormer Southboro Police Sgt. Michael Crenshaw, shown in his Millville home, brought to light the stockpiling of evidence at the Sou...
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JUN
23

Southboro's cache of seized drugs stretches back to 1992


BYLINE: Shaun Sutner TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, to ArticleSouthboro, MAWATCHDOGSouthboro Police Chief Jane Moran says she has been directed by town officials to defer to a lawyer for the town on all matters relating to the stockpile of drug evidence. ...
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MAR
20

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 accusations by other police officers about Sallisaw Police ...
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MAR
20

Union: Drugs missing from Southampton Police Department

Newsday, newsday.comBYLINE: DAVID M. SCHWARTZ, , NYSouthampton Town Police Department in Hampton Bays. (May 17, 2012) Photo credit: Randee DaddonaCrack, marijuana, prescription painkillers and other drugs tied to a controversial Southampt...
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FEB
19

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 officers were caught dealing drugs out of a Henry Count...
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FEB
16

Where's Your Evidence?


The Austin Chronicle, austinchronicle.comBYLINE: Jordan SmithPampa, TXAdvances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evidence is often underfunded, poorly managed, or jus...
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FEB
02

Muskegon Heights police evidence room:

MLive Media Group, mlive.comBYLINE: John S. Hausman | Heights, MIinsufficient evidence for criminal charges, longtime prosecutor saysMUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office concluded more than a year ago that there was insuff...
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NOV
09

FDLE: Ormond evidence tech cleared in theft

The Daytona Beach Jews Journal, news-journalonline.comBYLINE: Chris Graham, STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleOrmond Beach, FLORMOND BEACH — State investigators have dropped their investigation into allegations of mismanagement and theft of cash by Ormond Beach police evidence tech...
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SEP
03

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/Daily News)So many guns get confiscated that City H...
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03

Portales PD says they are headed in the right direction


WorldNow, KFDA News Channel 10, newschannel10.comBYLINE: Eric RossLink to ArticlePortales, NM Portales, New Mexico- The Portales Police Department is opening up to NewsChannel 10 and admitting their flaws outlined in a recent audit. Lack of communication, sloppy handling of ...
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06

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 department's evidence room with a new chief at the ...
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06

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 agency has spent $175,000 since the problems first came...
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Sheriff's Office evidence could be tainted

The Gainesville Sun, gainesville.comBYLINE: Chad Smith, Staff writerLink to ArticleAlachua County, FLEvidence from a 2010 drug bust at the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. gainesville.comCharles Allen Smith, the former evidence custodian at the Alachua County Sheriff's Offic...
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MAR
16

Trumann detective fired after investigation

Poinsett County Democrat Tribune, democrattribune.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleTrumann, ARTrumann police investigator Erik Willbanks was fired March 7 following an investigation into former Police Chief Tony's Rusher use of prescription drugs from the department's evidence room...
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JAN
13

Cleaning up the missing evidence mess

citizen-times.comAsheville, NCThe audit of the Asheville Police Department evidence room shows what everyone had feared: A lot of evidence is missing, especially drugs. There is no substitute for thorough, strict safeguards to avert a repetition.Up to 200 evidence parcels co...
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OCT
30

The murder that might never be solved:

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DETROIT FREE PRESS, freep.comBYLINE: TRESA BALDAS, DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER Link to ArticleDetroit, MIEvidence destroyed in unsolved '72 slayingMerry Wilson, 50, of Detroit holds a photo of her sister Laura Wilson, 16, who was raped and murdered in 1972. / August phot...
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OCT
20

Heroin stolen from Will County sheriff's evidence locker

Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.comBYLINE: Steve Schmadeke, Tribune reporterLink to ArticleWill County, ILMissing drugs could hurt prosecutions, experts say A large amount of heroin has been stolen from a shipping container that Will County sheriff's police were using to sto...
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OCT
19

Trial of former Clallam County sheriff's evidence technician begins

Horvitz Newspapers, Peninsula Daily News,peninsuladailynews.comBYLINE: Arwyn RiceLink to ArticleClallam County, WAStaci Allison, left, sits in Clallam County Superior Court on Tuesday. -- Photo by Chris Tucker/Peninsula Daily NewsPORT ANGELES — The trial of a woman accused o...
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11

Auditor gives Howard County worst rating

The Columbia Daily Tribune, columbiatribune.comBYLINE: Jodie Jackson Jr.Link to ArticleHoward County, Fayette, MOHoward County’s finances are in “poor” condition, according to a state audit that flags a variety of money-handling issues and practices that are potential violat...
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MAY
16

RCMP constable docked five days pay for neglect of duty, discreditable conduct

Postmedia Network Inc, Ottawa Citizen, ottawacitizen.comBYLINE: Gary Dimmock, The Ottawa Citizen, , B.C.OTTAWA — Const. Matt Wright’s police work was anything but textbook the day he made an arrest in a street-level drugs and money bust.Th...
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FEB
18

E-mails: Broomfield looks for 'leaker,' blames media

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9 Wants to Know, www.9news.comBYLINE: Deborah.Sherman, to ArticleOne VideoBroomfield, COBROOMFIELD - E-mails from Broomfield's police chief and city council members show they're blaming the media for reporting about their problems and trying to...
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FEB
14

GBI probe of missing drugs leads to change of police protocols

Gwinnett Daily Post, gwinnettdailypost.comBYLINE: Tyler Estep, Staff Writer, County, GACharles Walters LAWRENCEVILLE — Most of the missing cocaine that was the root of a GBI investigation into the Gwinnett County Police Department wa...
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JAN
20

Police gun storage got sloppy, shotgun missing and backlog in firearms due to be destroyed: Liu

NYDailyNews.comBY Mike Mclaughlin, DAILY NEWS WRITERLink to ArticleBrooklyn, NYJohn Liu, city comptroller, said an audit by hisoffice revealed lax gun storage policy. Acker/BloombergA city audit has uncovered problems at the NYPD's Brooklyn property unit - including a missin...
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JAN
20

Former Illinois sheriff gets life terms

StLtoday.com, stltoday.comLink to ArticleFormer Gallatin County, ILBENTON, ILL. • Former Gallatin County, Ill., Sheriff Raymond M. Martin was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Benton to two consecutive life sentences plus 10 years.Martin, 48, of Junction, Ill., was con...
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JAN
20

Federal drug case in trouble after evidence is burned

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, post-gazette.comBYLINE: Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLink to ArticlePittsburgh, PAA federal public defender will ask a judge to dismiss a major drug case against a Beechview woman after evidence was mistakenly destroyed while the case remaine...
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JAN
19

Changes at the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department -- Since Martin

WSIL3abc, wsiltv.comBYLINE: Christen CraigGallatin County, ILGALLATIN COUNTY-- Since Raymond Martin's arrest in May of 2009, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department has made some changes-- including new policies meant to restore the public's trust.Sheriff Shannon Bradley wa...
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JAN
15

Money missing from NOPD evidence room is subject of FBI investigation

New Orleans Net, nola.comBYLINE: Brendan McCarthy, The Times-PicayuneLink to ArticleNew Orleans, LAIn November 2008, Warren Riley, then superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department, pledged an investigation of the disappearance of money from the evidence room, but the...
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DEC
22

Drugs burned before trials

Pittsburgh Pose-Gazette, post-gazette.comLink to ArticleBYLINE: Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh, PACommunication gaps between property rooms, police and DA jeopardize casesTwice last week Pittsburgh narcotics detectives went to the bureau's property room to r...
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NOV
05

St. Petersburg police hunt for missing guns — inside own department

St. Petersburg Times, tampabay.comBYLINE: Jamal Thalji, Times Staff WriterLink to ArticleSt. Petersburg, FLST. PETERSBURG — Law enforcement has the power to seize a lot of useful stuff from the bad guys: cash, cars and especially guns. Over the years, the St. Petersburg Poli...
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OCT
13

The myth of CSI;

The Boston Globe, EDITORIAL OPINION; Opinion; Pg. 15BYLINE: Douglas StarrBoston, MAIn reality, many forensic science labs are corrupt or incompetentTHE CONTROVERSY about whether the state's chief medical examiner falsified his credentials puts one more crack in our national ...
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SEP
30

Metro Gang Strike Force still in hot water

Southside Pride ,southsidepride.comBYLINE: Ed FelienLink to ArticleHennepin County, MNThe controversy surrounding the Metro Gang Strike Force (MGSF) will not go away.Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman decided there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against...
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21

Witness in Carnahan trial describes poor evidence handling at Christian County Sheriff's Office

Springfield News-Leader (Missouri), BREAKINGBYLINE: Amos Bridges, County, MOClayton - Defense attorneys this afternoon called several witnesses who said they didn't see Gerald Carnahan's truck near the 7-Eleven in Nixa the night Jackie Johns...
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JUL
16

Probe of police department won't be over soon

Muskegon Chronicle (Michigan) SECTION: A; Pg. BYLINE: HEATHER LYNN PETERSMuskegon Heights, MIMUSKEGON HEIGHTS -- While authorities can't pinpoint a date, it's safe to say the ongoing investigation of the Muskegon Heights Police Department won't be wrapping up any time soon.T...
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JUL
15

100,000 Dollars Found in Police Station's Evidence Room

FOX 40 wicz.comLink to ArticleLink to VideoJohnson City, NYFor maybe as long as ten years, more than 100 thousand dollars has been sitting idly in a box in the evidence room at the Johnson City Police Station.An investigations as to how the money got there and why it's been ...
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JUL
14

JC seeks source of cash stash

Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, New York) FRONT; Pg. A1BYLINE: STEVE REILLY, , Staff WriterJohnson City, NYOver $100,000 found in police department cabinetJOHNSON CITY - Call it the $100,000 question.That's what village officials have had on their hands ...
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JUN
25

Sources: Drug money missing from evidence room

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wxyz.comBYLINE: Tom WaitLink to ArticleOne VideoHighland Park, MICity of Highland ParkCity officials are under investigationHIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Action News has learned that almost $11,000 in cash was stolen from an evidence room inside Highland Park City Hall. Our ...
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JUN
23

Musk. Hts. PD condition 'embarrassing'

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woodtv.comBYLINE: Leon HendrixLink to ArticleOne VideoMuskegon Heights, MIThe Muskegon Heights Police Department, April 29, 2009Memos obtained by 24 Hour News 8MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) - In a memo, the former interim police chief of the Muskegon Heights Police Departme...
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JUN
21

APD sifting through its evidence room

Aspen Daily News, aspendailynews.comLink to ArticleCarolyn Sackariason, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer , COComplete inventory being taken of three decades’ worth of evidenceAfter an independent audit of Aspen Police Department operations earlier th...
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02

City police make big dent in messy pile of evidence,

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), FIRST EDITIONBYLINE: BY CHRISTINE BYERS . Louis, MOfound items Massive organizing effort began after audits found $22,000 was stolen and $33,000 could not be located.ST. LOUIS - A gun stolen in 1972 was recovered ...
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MAY
31

Police repaying missing money

The News Herald (Panama City, Florida), STATE AND REGIONAL NEWSBYLINE: Andrew Gant, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla.Lynn Haven, FLMay 31 -- LYNN HAVEN -- A man cleared of a 2008 cocaine charge is being reimbursed for the cash police seized from his home and later lost from...
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MAY
27

Assumption agency hires new evidence custodian

DailyComet.comLink to ArticleBYLINE: Raymond Legendre, Staff WriterAssumption Parish, LATHIBODAUX — As an investigation into potential wrongdoing in its evidence room continues, the Assumption Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that it has hired a former State Police lieut...
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MAY
27

'Credibility' leads sheriff to hire Matis

The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Main Edition, B; Pg. 04BYLINE: DAVID J. MITCHELL; RIVER PARISHES BUREAUAssumption Parish, LAAssumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Wednesday he has hired a retired Louisiana State Police officer as his lead evidence custodian af...
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