Special prosecutor appointed amid claims of missing evidence at Blount County sheriff's office

Alabama Media Group, blog.al.comBYLINE: Jon Reed | County, ALBLOUNT COUNTY, Alabama -- A special prosecutor has been appointed to look into claims of missing drugs and money at the Blount County Sheriff's O...

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Troop K lost evidence cases go back nearly 30 years

lohud The Journal News, lohud.comBYLINE: Jorge Fitz-Gibbon and Lee Higgins Hawthorne, NYState police major said most evidence purged per normal procedures.State Police Troop K barracks in Hawthorne. (Photo: File photo/The Jou...

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Florida Department of Law Enforcement Rearrests Joseph Graves for 41 Additional Counts of Drug Trafficking

WTVY-TV, wtvy.comPensacola, FLPENSACOLA, Fla. – Inspectors with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement rearrested former FDLE Pensacola crime laboratory chemist Joseph Graves on additional charges of drug trafficking Wedne...

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Police investigate JPD evidence room break in

Mississippi News Now, MSNewsNow, wtvm.comBYLINE: Mary Grace Eppes, , MSJACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance has confirmed there was a break in at the JPD evidence...

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City Police Sergeant On Leave After TBI Probe Of Missing Drugs

THE CHATTANOOGAN.com, chattanoogan.comChattanooga, TNA Chattanooga Police sergeant is on administrative leave in connection with a probe by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on missing drugs from the police evidence room....

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Officer Charged With DUI And Tampering With Evidence

CBS Local Media, CBS 4 HD DenverBYLINE: Associated Press Colorado Springs, COOfficer David Rosenhoff em>(credit: Colorado Springs Police)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A policeman is being investigated for felony tampering af...

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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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Thousands in cash missing from Sweetwater police evidence room

Miami Herald Media Co., Miami Herald, miamiherald.comBYLINE: Melissa Sanchez, to ArticleSweetwater, FLNew Police Chief, Jesus 'Jessie' Menocal, left, shakes hands Mayor Jose M. Diaz during a pre...

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Cash missing from Macon police evidence room

The Augusta Chronicle, chronicle.augusta.comBYLINE: Associated PressMacon, GAMACON, Ga. — Records show that more than $1,500 has disappeared from an evidence safe in the Macon Police Department’s crime lab.The Telegraph repor...

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State investigating missing Goshen money


USA Today, Cincinnati.com, news.cincinnati.comBYLINE: Keith BieryGolickGoshen Township, OHAt least $15,000 and blank money orders are missing from the Goshen Police Department's evidence room. Township trustees recently direc...

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Cop testifying in Trevino trial has infractions in other cases

Star Tribune, startribune.comBYLINE: CHAO XIONG , Star TribuneSt. Paul, MNProsecutors want to prohibit questions about the officer’s past mishandling of evidence.Ramsey County prosecutors want to prohibit questions about a St...

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Money missing from Goshen police


USA Today, Cincinnati.com, news.cincinnati.comBYLINE: Keith BieryGolickGoshen Township, OHHausermannGOSHEN — At least $15,000 and blank money orders are missing from the Goshen Township Police Department’s evidence room, acco...

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Evidence destroyed in Stamford woman's drunk-driving case

The Hearst Corporation, Darien News, dariennewsonline.comBYLINE: John NickersonStamford, CTSTAMFORD -- A judge has been asked to drop felony charges against a city woman who allegedly killed two men while driving drunk on Int...

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Coins, porn seized in probe

The Register-Guard, registerguard.comBYLINE: Jack Moran, The Register-GuardEugene, ORThe criminal investigation into three Eugene Police Department property control employees continuesA criminal investigation of three Eugene ...

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Probe: Police 'negligent'

The Sun Chronicle, thesunchronicle.comBYLINE: GEORGE W. RHODES SUN CHRONICLE STAFFAttleboro, MA ATTLEBORO - A year-long probe into the theft of drugs from the police evidence locker came up empty, but an investigator slammed ...

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Beaverton police captains too slow to react to property missing from evidence room, documents say

The Oregonian, oregonlive.comBYLINE: Rebecca Woolington, The OregonianBeaverton, ORBeaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding determined two captains violated department standards when they failed to take timely action last year a...

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Drug Task Force Audit Finds Cash, Evidence Missing

GREENEVILLE PUBLISHING COMPANY, The Greeneville Sun, greenevillesun.comBYLINE: KEN LITTLE STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleGreeneville, TNDist. Attorney Bell Says His Office Had To Dismiss 3 Felony Drug CasesAn audit of the Third J...

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Police search for missing $15,000 from Brockway case

The Evening Tribune, eveningtribune.comBYLINE: Neal SimonHornell, NYHornell, N.Y. — Mayor Shawn Hogan told The Evening Tribune Wednesday that the Hornell Police Department is searching for $15,000 in single denomination bills...

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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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13 guns used as evidence stolen from Cebu court

INQUIRER.net, newsinfo.inquirer.netBYLINE: Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer VisayasCebu City, PhilippinesCEBU CITY—Thirteen firearms that are being kept as evidence have been stolen inside a court here.An inventory made by Lys...

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Evidence handling focus of Asheville rape trial


The Citizen Times, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCAndrew Davis listens while seated beside public defender, LeAnn Melton, during his trial in Buncombe County Superior Court Wednesday. Davis is charged wi...

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Defense attorney: Ex - Pa. judge cooperating with investigators in cocaine evidence theft case

The Republic, therepublic.comBYLINE: JOE MANDAK Associated PressWashington, PAFormer Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky heads into Washington County Court in Washington, Pa. on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Online court records ...

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Investigation under way after evidence tampering reported at police department

Team 5 Investigates, WCVB-TV, wcvb.comBYLINE: Kathy CurranAshland, NCProbe continues into Ashland Police Department, former chiefASHLAND, Mass. — Team 5 Investigates has uncovered new allegations of evidence tampering and mis...

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Police Recover Gun Stolen From Chelsea District Court Evidence Locker

CBS Local Media, cbslocal.comChelsea, MAChelsea Trial Court (File Image)BOSTON (CBS) — A gun believed to have been stolen from an evidence locker at Chelsea District Court in 2011, has been recovered.Two Everett men and an Ev...

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EXCLUSIVE: NYPD loses even more evidence in high-profile stolen motorcycles case

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, nydailynews.comBYLINE: Shayna Jacobs / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, York, NYThe NYPD's Auto Crimes Division and Technical Assistance Response Unit deleted video surveillance and failed ...

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West Valley City may refile dismissed felonies as misdemeanors

The Salt Lake Tribune, sltrib.comBYLINE: Janelle Stecklein | The Salt Lake Tribune, Lake County, UTReview » Some of nearly 100 dismissed felony cases could be refiled in court as misdemeanors; attorn...

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Marin drug squad tightens evidence handling policies after ordering audit

Marin Independent Journal, marinij.comBYLINE: Gary Klien, County, CAMarin County's drug squad has tightened its evidence handling policies in the aftermath of allegations that a former detective used c...

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OSBI investigating items missing from Bethany police property room

Ohio/Oklahoma Hearst Television Inc., KOCO-TV, koco.comBethany, OKInvestigation began March 7, agents sayPolice lightsBETHANY, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating allegations of missing...

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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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Former APD evidence room manager pleads guilty to embezzling drugs

Mountain Xpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesAsheville, NCWilliam Lee Smith, the former evidence room manager, showing citizens around the room in 2009.Former Asheville Police Department evidence room manager William Lee...

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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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Mice Tamper With Police Evidence In Marijuana Case

KAKE TV, kake.comBYLINE: KAKE NewsWichita, KSWichita Police investigated a case of tampering at an evidence storage facility - but it wasn't your typical suspect.Yesterday, an evidence clerk at the facility on North Waco noti...

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Missing Money Prompts Case Dismissal

Wetzel Chronicle, wetzelchronicMissing Money Prompts Case Dismissalle.comBYLINE: LAUREN RIGGS - Staff Writer ()Link to ArticleWetzel County, WVWetzel County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught repo...

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Kentwood Police Department under investigation over missing evidence

WWL-TV, Inc., Northshore News, wwltv.comBYLINE: Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News, , LAKENTWOOD, La. -- The Kentwood Police Department is under investigation following a complaint of missing evidenc...

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Ex detective faces misconduct charge

LIN Television Corporation, WIVB 4, wivb.comBYLINE: Emily Lenihan Link to ArticleJamestown, NYDet. resigns in tampering investigationJAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A veteran Jamestown police detective, who resigned in the wake of a...

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Ex-officer indicted for theft

Union Leader Corp., unionleader.comBYLINE: JAMES A. KIMBLE, Union Leader CorrespondentLink to ArticleAuburn, NHNovember 09. 2012 9:21PMBRENTWOOD - Auburn police stumbled upon a theft allegedly committed by one of their own ea...

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Cops: Former Davenport police employee stole gun from department

Orlando Sentinel, orlandosentinel.comBYLINE: Susan Jacobson, Orlando SentinelLink to ArticleDavenport, FLA former Davenport police evidence custodian was arrested Friday after investigators said she stole a gun from the agenc...

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What is the Evidence Locker Really All About?

WorldNow, 59 NEWS, WVNS-TV, wvnstv.comBYLINE: Lauren Weppler, AnchorLink to ArticleBeckley, WVThe Beckley Police Department is currently under an internal audit after its evidence technician, Gabriella Brown, was placed on me...

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Hundreds of drug cases affected by compromised BPD evidence room

Register-Herald, register-herald.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter, to ArticleRaleigh County, WVRaleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Keller has confirmed that any drug-r...

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Prosecutor: W.Va. city's evidence room issues lead to 15 months of drug case dismissals

The Associated Press, The Register-HeraldBeckley, WV BECKLEY, W.Va. — Raleigh County officials say drug cases going back 15 months are being dismissed because the evidence is missing from the Beckley Police Department's prope...

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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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Ex-Hawkins County deputy pleads guilty in missing evidence case

WorldNow and WATE, wate.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleHawkins County, TNBrad Depew em>(source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)ROGERSVILLE (WATE) - A former Hawkins County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Monday to several charges...

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Unanswered questions about APD evidence room mess


MountainXpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesLink to ArticleAsheville, NCAn image of the lack of order in the APD evidence room found by auditor Mike Wright. Photos by Max Cooper“I'm not going to talk about that,” Ashevil...

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Memphis Police Department evidence room audited

Memphis Commercial Appeal, The Commercial Appeal, commercialappeal.comBYLINE: Amos MakiLink to ArticleMemphis,TNThe Memphis Police Department's property and evidence room functions at a "satisfactory" level, auditors said, bu...

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Sheriff's Office beefs up security for evidence room

The Gainesville Sun, gainesville.comBYLINE: Chad Smith, Staff writer, to ArticleAlachua County, FLAlachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell is shown next to a new, reenforced firearms locker during a t...

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Former Stafford police officer acquitted in theft trial

ABC Inc., KTRK-TV/DT Houston, TX, abclocal.go.com/ktrkLink to ArticleStafford, TXFormer Stafford officer Paul Germany was indicted on felony charges of theft and abuse of official capacity, according to the Stafford Police De...

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Editorial: Breach at ASO

The Gainesville Sun, gainesville.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleAlachua County, FLWho has been watching the watchers in the Alachua County Sheriff's Office evidence room?It's disturbing that the question even has to be asked. Ther...

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