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Fired Cottage Grove police officer being investigated by FBI for improper evidence handling

The Register-Guard, registerguard.comBYLINE: The Register-GuardCottage Grove, ORFormer Cottage Grove police officer Phil Beach is being investigated for possible criminal charges by the FBI for violation of department policy ...

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Total disaster': Former chief describes evidence room;

Belleville News-Democrat, bnd.comBYLINE: BETH HUNDSDORFERCentreville, ILDNA evidence questionedThe evidence room at the Centreville Police Department was a "total disaster," said James Mister, the former chief, who was accuse...

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Sheriff's Department wrongly keeps inmates' money, audit finds

Los Angeles Times, latimes.comBYLINE: Robert Faturechi, Angeles Co., CAThe L.A. County Sheriff's Department boosted its revenue by keeping more than $1 million of inmates' money and mishandled ...

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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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Another investigation into Kentwood Police pops up

WWL-TV, Inc., Northshore News, wwltv.comBYLINE: Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News, , LAKENTWOOD - Eyewitness News has learned of another investigation involving the Police Department, following the ...

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Poaching:

Casper Star-Tribune Online, trib.comBYLINE: CHRISTINE PETERSON Star-Tribune staff writerCasper, WYInvestigators wrap up one of Wyoming's largest poaching casesA room at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Casper office sits ...

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Police Say Storm Damaged Evidence

The New York Times Company, cityroom.blogs.nytimes.comBYLINE: JOSEPH GOLDSTEINLink to ArticleBrooklyn, NYPolice Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said Tuesday that facilities used for storing evidence in criminal cases suffered f...

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Sunport pair investigated for break-in

KRQE News 13, krqe.comBYLINE: Nancy LaflinLink to ArticleAlbuquerque, NMAviation police evidence room breachedALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - KRQE News 13 has confirmed an unusual security breach at the Albuquerque International Sunport...

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Nearly 2 tons of drugs collected in W.Va.

WorldNow and WVVA, wvva.comLink to ArticleCharleston, WVCHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) -- U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Resident Agent in Charge John Ryan jointly announced today...

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Berwick officer charged in drug evidence thefts

The Citizens' Voice, citizensvoice.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleBerwick, PAA former Berwick police officer regularly raided the department's evidence room to feed a heroin addiction, swiping hypodermic needles and hundreds of pa...

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Freeburg officers fired, some citizens standing by them

KSDK-TV, ksdk.comBYLINE: Casey NolenLink to ArticleOne VideoFreeburg, ILFreeburg, IL (KSDK) - Two Freeburg, Illinois police officers are out of a job for allegedly breaking at least the rules and possibly the law.The evidence...

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Police Evidence Room: Drugs, Blood, Bikes, Guns

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Patch.org, NapaPatch, napa.patch.comBYLINE: Marsha Dorgan Link to ArticleNapa, CAInside the climate-controlled room where police store crime-scene evidence and items of value found around town.Community service officer Cindy ...

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At Embattled State Crime Lab, Limits On Evidence Set

The Hartford Courant, courant.comBYLINE: JOSH KOVNER, to ArticleHartford, CTThe expert panel wrestling with a huge backlog of untested DNA cases at the state crime lab has for the first time set limits...

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Evidence vault holds it all

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Calgary Sun, cnews.canoe.caBYLINE: Nadia Moharib, Calgary SunLink to ArticleCalgary, AB, CanadaCalgary Police Service evidence storage facility supervisor R.G. Hemlow among items stored at the facility in Calgary, Alberta, on...

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Man crashes truck into sheriff's office

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10WALB, walb.comBYLINE: Jade Bulecza, to ArticleLowndes County, GAValdosta, Georgia -Lowndes County deputies had to scramble to protect drugs and other evidence that's normally safely locked away in ...

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Drop-box drug disposal program statewide

Canaiden Online Media Network, connecticutplus.comBYLINE: Conencticut Department of Consumer ProtectionLink to ArticleHartford, CTHARTFORD, CT - On the heels of a successful pilot project, the Department of Consumer Protectio...

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Fake goods, stolen secrets cost Minnesota businesses billions

StarTribune, startribune.comBYLINE: JIM SPENCER, Star TribuneLink to ArticleMinneapolis, MNFake jerseys, pirated movies and counterfeit perfume, drugs and brand-name goods filled the evidence vault at the Immigration and Cust...

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DNA Testing of California Arrestees Shot Down;

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LA Weekly Blogs, blogs.laweekly.comBYLINE: Simone WilsonLink to ArticleSan Francisco, CA'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. Wouldn't Have Been Caught Without ItLonnie Franklin Jr. was just a sketch, before DNA testing ...

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First ever DNA profile of Ted Bundy could close unsolved murder cases

NEWS CHANNEL 7, wjhg.comBYLINE: Meredith TerHaar, to ArticlePanama City, FLPanama City - Twenty-two years after his execution, the FBI now has a DNA profile for serial killer Ted Bundy. A lab tec...

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Stolen lawn ornaments wind up in Westminster resident's yard

Carroll County Times, carrollcountytimes.comBYLINE: Carrie Ann Knauer, Times Staff WriterLink to ArticleWestminster, MDA strange surprise: About 20 stolen lawn ornaments were placed in Rebecca Hale's Westminster yard overnigh...

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Stearns County Sheriff's Office

www.sctimes.comBYLINE: Dave AeikensStearns County, MNDeposit unused, expired medications safelyA month into its prescription drug drop-off program, Stearns County is hoping to attract more business.The county sheriff’s office...

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Inmates handled LPD evidence

Gwinnett Daily Post, gwinnettdailypost.comBYLINE: Josh Green, Staff Writer, , GAPolice dept. maintains chain-of-custody question a non-issueLAWRENCEVILLE — When Lawrenceville polic...

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Former policeman admits 10 counts of child pornography possession

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)SECTION: NEWSBYLINE: By Andrew Amelinckx, Berkshire Eagle StaffAdams, MAPITTSFIELD -- A former Adams police officer pleaded guilty to 10 counts of child pornography possession Fr...

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Officers may take places of civilians

San Joaquin Media Group, recordnet.comBYLINE: Christian Burkin, Record Staff WriterLink to ArticleStockton, CAProperty clerk Stanley Dillard, left, trains Stockton police Officer Ben Lee in his job Thursday. CLIFFORD OTO/The ...

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Chief: Explosive Device Was Not A Risk To Randleman Dam

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WFMY NEWS2, digtriad.comBYLINE: Nick Needhamhttp://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/166892/57/Chief-Explosive-Device-Was-Not-A-Risk-To-Randleman-Dam-Link to ArticleGreensboro, NCGreensboro, NC -- An improvised explosive de...

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DC Police Open New Evidence Warehouse

9 NEWS NOW, wusa9.comBYLINE: Meta PettusLink to ArticleWashington, DCWASHINGTON (AP) -- The District of Columbia police department is opening a new $20 million evidence warehouse that officials say will make it easier to stor...

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Guest opinion: Saving DNA evidence helps convict real criminals

The Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: JESSIE MCQUILLAN and DAN WEINBERG The Billings GazetteLink to ArticleBillings, MTThe Montana House of Representatives has before it a bill that, if enacted, will measurably imp...

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Station holds key to lost property

The Northland NorthernBYLINE: Kristin EdgeLink to ArticleWhangarei, New ZealandBulging Bucket: Hundreds of sets of keys have been handed in to lost property officer Joe O'Malley-Ostermeyer at the police station Photo/Ron Burg...

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Police: DNA Links Man To Semen In Yogurt

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KOAT 7 ABC, FIRST ON, koat.comLink to ArticleOne VideoAlbuquerque, NMALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A 31-year-old man accused of giving his semen disguised as a free yogurt sample may face a battery charge for the incident, police say....

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Book'em, swab'em: Officers begin collecting DNA samples upon arrest

The Star, shelbystar.comBYLINE: Rebecca Clark, to ArticleShelby, NCA Shelby police officer holds a swab from a DNA testing kit. A new law will require DNA samples of people who commit certain c...

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DNA evidence stored in national system linked Douglas Lanterman to fisherman's discovery

The Express-Times, lehighvalleylive.comBy Precious Petty | The Express-TimesLink to ArticleIndependence Township, NJDouglas LantermanQuestions remain about the circumstance of Douglas James Lanterman's death, but authorities ...

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2 Washington County police departments will disband

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, post-gazette.comBYLINE: Janice Crompton, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLink to ArticleWashington County, PAThe Washington County district attorney's office plans to seize police evidence rooms and files this...

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Iraqis ponder Saddam legacy;

Columbia Daily Tribune (Missouri), SECTION: NEWS; Pg. A.2BYLINE: MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERSBaghdad, IraqMuseum plans to open in 2011.BAGHDAD -- Deep inside the walled-off Green Zone, in an air-conditioned room watched by around-the...

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Entering the evidence vaults

BYLINE: Jon ShainmanLink to ArticleLink to VideoSt. Lucie County, FLST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - On the video screen is Henry Dreverrman. He's in the interrogation room. One moment he cries, the next he suddenly lunges at a detec...

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UAPD Property, Evidence room holds trove of confiscated items

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Arizona Daily Wildcat, wildcat.arizona.eduBYLINE: Lucy ValenciaLink to ArticleTuscon, AZAn envelope, taped and marked, is used as an example for Officers when the submit evidence to the UA Police Department. Items are careful...

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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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New Information: Old Arson Evidence Remains Stored In Metal Container

MyEyeWitnessNews.comBYLINE: Jeni DiPrizio, to ArticleOne VideoMemphis, TNMEMPHIS, TN -- Evidence from several arson cases remains sitting in metal storage containers more than six months aft...

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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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Advances in DNA detailed in trial

Springfield News-Leader (Missouri), MAIN; Pg. A1BYLINE: Amos BridgesClayton, MOClayton -- Testimony in Gerald Carnahan's first-degree murder trial moved into the 21st century on Friday as witnesses were questioned about attem...

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Bigger DNA crime database urged

TIMES UNION, timesunion.com, Hearst Communications Inc.BYLINE: CAROL DEMARE Staff WriterLink to ArticleAlbany, NYALBANY -- A criminal justice official said Thursday he is urging state prosecutors to require defendants pleadin...

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Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from bottle on women

The Washington Post, washingtonpost.comBYLINE: Dan Morse, Washington Post Staff WriterLink to ArticleGaithersburg, MDEdwards (Courtesy Of Gaithersburg Police Department)A Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from a bot...

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MAN, WHO RECENTLY RESIGNED, CLAIMS AGENCY IS FRAUGHT WITH PROBLEMS;

The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK), City Edition, NEWS; Pg. 1ABYLINE: KEN RAYMOND, Staff WriterOklahoma City, OKOFFICIALS SAY HE'S WRONG; Former investigator assails OSBIAn Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation insider has ac...

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POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOWCASES NEW CRIME ANALYSIS AND EVIDENCE STORAGE FACILITY

States News ServiceBYLINE: States News ServiceDATELINE: ST. THOMAS, VI St. Croix, Virgin IslandsThe following information was released by the Virgin Islands Police Department:Commissioner Novelle E. Francis, Jr. showcased the...

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NC law mandating DNA from suspects hailed as crime-fighting tool

citizen-times.comBYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCASHEVILLE — A new state law requiring that police take DNA samples from people charged in violent or sex crimes could solve 100 cases statewide in the first year alone.And ...

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Sheriff's evidence room is a cache of oddities:

Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho), Tribune Publishing Co.BYLINE: JOELYN HANSENBonneville County, IDKKK robe, guns, drugs, burglary tools are just a few of the thingsIDAHO FALLS - The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office has no c...

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Behind closed doors:

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The La Crosse Tribune, lacrossetribune.comBYLINE: ANNE JUNGEN Link to ArticleLa Crosse, WIShelves filled with evidence in the evidence room at the La Crosse Police Dept. Erik DailyHighly secure pol...

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Federal court struggles with California DNA collection case

Los Angeles Times, latimes.comBYLINE: Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, to ArticleLos Angeles, CAState hopes DNA break in Grim Sleeper case will persuade judges to allow its program of collecting gen...

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Fire-damaged evidence removed

The Sequoyah County Times, sequoyahcountytimes.comBYLINE: Courtney CobleSallisaw, OKOn Wednesday police piled up bags of debris and chemicals that were destroyed by a Tuesday night fire at the Sallisaw Police Department. Capt...

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Evidence Lost In Sallisaw Police Station Fire

The Times Record, swtimes.comBYLINE: Mary L. Crider, TIMES RECORD • , OKSallisaw Police Department operations continue undeterred by the fire that gutted the department's old evidence room Tuesday, ...

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New Mandate Means Law Enforcement Will Keep Evidence Longer, But Do They Have Room?

COLUMBUS nbc4i, Media General Communications Holdings, LLCLink to ArticleOne VideoFairfield County, OHLANCASTER, Ohio --Each day, murders, rapes, other serious crimes take place. In nearly all of those cases, evidence is coll...

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