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....

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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 agen...

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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 Audi...

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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 o...

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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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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...

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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, broug...

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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 ma...

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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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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...

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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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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 evi...

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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 co...

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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 ...

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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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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...

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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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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 eviden...

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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 pres...

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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 t...

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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,...

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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 t...

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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...

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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-handl...

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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 a...

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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 medi...

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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 investiga...

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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 ...

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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 pl...

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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 eviden...

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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 res...

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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 disa...

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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 ...

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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 especi...

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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 hi...

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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...

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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 truc...

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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 Poli...

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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 investigation...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 po...

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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 audi...

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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 locat...

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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 ca...

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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 Wedne...

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'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 Stat...

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