Investigation launched into destroyed drug evidence

According to investigators, the evidence was thrown out by a single deputy working in the property room after a general house-cleaning was  ordered last January. The deputy, a 14-year veteran, was fired for not following proper policies and procedures.​ September 01, 2016 HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - The Harris County Attorney confirms, in a letter ...

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Retired Officer Investigated After Items Discovered Missing From Evidence Room/

The former officer is being investigated after property was discovered missing from a 30-day hold room at the police zone. August 24, 2016 PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A former Pittsburgh Police officer is under investigation after items were discovered missing from an evidence room. Prior to his retirement, KDKA is told that the former officer, who is now ...

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Detective testifies about when police discovered evidence was missing

Two notebooks full of evidence Brennan collected during that investigation have gone missing. August 24, 2016 SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - New information came out during a court hearing on Wednesday about missing evidence in a Scott County murder case. Former Kentucky State Police detective Jason Lovins took the stand and testified about the weeks f...

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Cop Terminated from Mahanoy City Police Department

We do know state police are still investigating at least $10,000 dollars missing from the evidence room of the police department. August 11, 2016 MAHANOY CITY -- A cop in Schuylkill County has been fired in the midst of a scandal involving missing money. Mahanoy City borough council won't go into detail about what led to the termination of Corporal...

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Prosecutor: Fairfield police lose evidence in drowning death of 4-year-old boy

The 10-year veteran later told the prosecutor he then booked the DVD into the department's secured evidence storage center. August 3, 2016 FAIRFIELD — Police have lost a piece of evidence in a pending murder case. The situation was described in court Tuesday by the prosecutor overseeing the case against Dawn D. Raines-Hewes, a Fairfield grandmother...

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State police investigate missing Welsh Police Dept. evidence

State police continue to look into how a handgun reported missing from the Welsh Police Department's evidence room nearly three years ago ended up back on the streets. Jul 21, 2016 WELSH, La. (AP) - State police continue to look into how a handgun reported missing from the Welsh Police Department's evidence room nearly three years ago ended up back...

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Sheriff's deputy misplaces evidence, case thrown out by judge

A breaking and entering case was thrown out by a superior court judge in Pasquotank County this week because of missing evidence. July 14, 2016 ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WVEC) – A breaking and entering case was thrown out by a superior court judge in Pasquotank County this week because of missing evidence. The trial for a man charged with breaking into...

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West Midlands Police officer sacked over theft and drugs (Great Britain)

A police officer based in Wolverhampton has been sacked from the force after stealing drugs from an evidence room. July 8, 2016 Benjamin Hughes, formerly PC 20821 Hughes, had pleaded guilty to one count of theft by an employee and one of possession of a class 'B' controlled drug namely cannabis before magistrates in Coventry on June 16. He was dism...

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Police backtrack on statements that no cases have been affected

Police board questions why they were not told of missing evidence June 30, 2016 he Halifax Regional Police are double-checking that no cases were affected by the loss or theft of exhibits from the evidence vaults at police headquarters. Despite Supt. Jim Perrin's assertion last week during a news conference that he "would have heard" if missing evi...

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Missing evidence highlighted by defense in Beck murder trial

The shirt went missing during the course of the investigation that spanned more than two decades, testimony at Brantner's trial revealed Wednesday. Enter Article DATE HERE June 16, 2016 Fond du Lac- A red shirt with the back cut out has emerged as a key piece of evidence in the trial of Dennis Brantner, the 62-year-old man accused of killing 1...

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Civil grand jury: SF crime lab shouldn’t be run by police

Enter Headline here June 1, 2016 San Francisco's scandal-ridden crime lab should be an independent agency rather than a division of the police force in order to remove potential bias and better handle investigations, the city's civil grand jury said in a report released Wednesday. A six-month investigation by the government oversight panel, consist...

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Lost Case File May Have Allowed Alleged Child Molester Free To Offend Again

(Aurora, Ind.) – An alleged child molestation in 2015 may have never happened, if it weren't for a case file going missing from a local police department nearly a decade ago June 03, 2016 Michael Mathews was 24-years-old in 2007 when he lived in Aurora. That February, he came under investigation by the Aurora Police Department for allegedly molesti...

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Tulare Police Arrest Evidence Clerk

A Tulare Police Department evidence technician was arrested on suspicion of tampering, embezzlement and drugs. 8:53 a.m. PDT April 30, 2016 Police department command staff initiated an investigation into evidence logging and efficiency earlier this year. After hiring a third-party company to dig into their evidence policy and procedures, the compan...

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Where’s the Missing Money in Mahanoy City?

WNEP Newswatch 16, wnep.comBYLINE: Dave Bohman, Newswatch 16 VIDEOMahanoy City, PAMAHANOY CITY -- Newswatch 16 has learned that money is missing from the police department in Mahanoy City, money seized in a drug case.Just day...

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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 pr...

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Leaked investigation reveals Flandreau police misconduct

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

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Gazette opinion: The good, bad and ugly of the state crime lab cases

THE BILLINGS GAZETTE, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: THE BILLINGS GAZETTE EDITORIAL BOARDBillings, MTThe autopy room at the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula, Montana photographed in October 2015.KURT WILSON, MissoulianA contin...

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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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Sheriff’s Office employee suspended during investigation over stolen evidence money

The Suwannee Democrat, suwanneedemocrat.comBYLINE: Carl McKinney, County, FLSuwannee County Sheriff Tony CameronAn evidence custodian with the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office was suspended ...

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Bend man’s murder trial to proceed despite missing evidence

The Oregonian, The Bulliten, bendbulletin.comBYLINE: Associated PressBend, ORNicholsA judge says missing evidence won’t prevent the trial of a Bend man accused of pushing his girlfriend off a cliff.The Oregonian reports that ...

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Case closed in $18K missing from police evidence room

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FOX19 NOW, fox19.comBYLINE: Jody Barr, Investigative Reporter4 VIDEOS Goshen, OH(FOX19 NOW Photo/Jody Barr)CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - In a press release issued Thursday morning, Clermont County prosecutor Vince Faris annou...

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Former police employee pleads guilty in thefts

The Daily Times, daily-times.comBYLINE: Steve Garrison, , NM>(Photo: Courtesy of San Juan County Adult Detention Center)FARMINGTON — Ashley Goodvoyce, the 28-year-old former Farmington poli...

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Drug charge dismissed against Petersburg man over missing $4,000 seized by police

Richmond Times-Dispatch, BYLINE: MARK BOWES Richmond Times-Dispatch, Link to Article 2016-01-28_charge dismissed over missing 4000.00Drug charge dismissed against Petersburg man over miss...

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DIGGING DEEPER: Beloit Police Department investigation turns up missing evidence, lack of training

27abcWKOW, BYLINE: Kristen Barbaresi VIDEO Beloit, WI BELOIT (WKOW)-- The Beloit Police Department is undergoing an overhaul of policies and practices after an investigation turned up serious problems. The city paid ...

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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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Missing evidence items prompt state investigation into McArthur Police

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The Logan Daily News, logandaily.comBYLINE: TYLER BUCHANAN For The Logan Daily News, , OHA McArthur Police cruiser is seen in the Wild Turkey Festival Grande Parade. Courier file photoMcARTH...

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Former FHP employee gets 180 days probation in missing drug evidence case

WFTV9, wftv.comBYLINE: Tim BarberOrlando, FLEric BlackmonORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Florida Highway Patrol employee at the center of a missing drug evidence case struck a deal to avoid time behind bars.Eric Blackmon, 39, ...

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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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Drug disposal procedures tightened at Savage PD

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

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Missing money in Petersburg evidence room disrupts court case

WWBT, NBC12, 12 On Your Side, nbc12.comBYLINE: Rachel DePompaPetersburg, VAPetersburg Bureau of Police (Source: NBC12)(Source: NBC12)PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Fallout is beginning from a case involving missing money in the Pete...

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Oregon State Police halt drug testing at Bend, Pendleton labs

The Oregonian/OregonLive, oregonlive.comBYLINE: Laura Gunderson | The Oregonian/OregonLivePendleton and Bend, OR Oregon State Police have halted drug testing at two labs in the wake of allegations that a forensic analyst stol...

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Cops fail lie detector tests in $18K missing money probe

WXIX, FOX19 NOW, fox19.comBYLINE: Jody Barr, Investigative ReporterVideoGoshen Township, OH(FOX19 NOW)GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - UPDATE: FOX19 NOW has obtained raw interview audio recordings of the two Goshen police office...

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Nearly $10,000 Reported Missing From Bridgeport Police Safe

CBSNewYork, newyork.cbslocal.comBYLINE: Associated PressBridgeport, CTBRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An investigation has started to determine what happened to nearly $10,000 reported missing from the Bridgeport Police D...

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Springfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evidence room money

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | to Article2015-10-23_Springfield pays to cover missing evidenceSpringfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evid...

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Springfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evidence room money

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | , MASPRINGFIELD - City officials have confirmed they have paid out more than $50,000 to criminal defendants or their attorneys to cove...

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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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Sebastian police officer arrested on drug-related charges

Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group, tcpalm.comBYLINE: Elliott JonesSebastian, FLWilliam GrimmichSEBASTIAN — Police arrested one of its veteran sergeants on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and tampering with evidence, a ...

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Orange Cove PD employee arrested on suspicion of stealing drug money kept as evidence

The Reedley Exponent, reedleyexponent.comBYLINE: Brianna VaccariOrange Cove, CAAn Orange Cove Police Department employee was arrested and admitted stealing $2,940 in drug money kept as evidence, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Of...

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Guns found at Galveston jail facility

The Associated Press, KSAT ABC12,, 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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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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Mission employee pleads guilty to breach of trust

Mission City Record, missioncityrecord.comBYLINE: Carol Aun - Mission City RecordMission, BCimage credit: RCMP RCMPA former guard looking after the exhibit room at the Mission RCMP detachment has pleaded guilty to breach of t...

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Charges possible in missing-drugs investigation

Civitas Media, Jacksonville Journal Courier, myjournalcourier.comBYLINE: Cody Bozarth Hall, ILAny charges in an investigation into the theft of prescription medication from the White Hall Police...

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Baltimore Co. police cadet charged with evidence vault drug theft

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, County, MDNicholas Michael Ishmael, 20 and a police cadet, was released today from the Baltimore County Detention...

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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-Asheville evidence room manager gets 10 months

The Associated Press, The Daily Reflector, reflector.comBYLINE: The Associated PressAsheville, NCASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former manager at the Asheville police evidence room has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for taki...

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St. Louis police records show mishandled evidence

Associated Press, St. Joseph News-Press, newspressnow.comBYLINE: Associated PressSt. Louis, MOST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police records released in a lawsuit over seized 2006 World Series tickets show broader mishandling of o...

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Authorities: Cash missing from evidence room

Traverse City Record-Eagle, WorldNow and WLNS, wlns.comBYLINE: The Associated PressCadillac, MICADILLAC, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say $1,400 in cash that was collected and stored by Michigan State Police as part of a theft in...

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Officers testify Day moved evidence-room camera,

Georgetown News-Graphic, news-graphic.comBYLINE: Dan Adkins Georgetown News-GraphicScott County, KYadmitted stealing narcoticsDay in court: Former Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Day leaves the courtroom following a hear...

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Amarillo police gather evidence in missing drugs probe

Amarillo Globe-News, amarillo.comBYLINE: Jim McBride, , TXSeven Amarillo police officers placed on administrative leave following an internal affairs investigation have returned to duty, but p...

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