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SEP
16

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 regarding the handling of evidence, the Cottage Gr...
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MAR
05

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 accused of burning evidence by an attorney representing ...
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JAN
16

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 at least $160 million in special funds, according ...
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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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JAN
18

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 arrest of its police chief this week.The Town Atto...
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JAN
09

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 full of seized mounts of elk and antelope heads. T...
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NOV
20

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 flooding during Hurricane Sandy.“In some of our sto...
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OCT
07

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 where at least two workers are suspected of being...
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OCT
02

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 that 3,742 pounds of unwanted and expired prescri...
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SEP
18

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 packets of the drug, investigators said.The state At...
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SEP
05

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 against them includes an evidence locker and hidd...
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FEB
16

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 Hood runs the property and evidence room at the Ci...
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JAN
09

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 on how many evidence samples the police can send ...
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NOV
13

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 November 12, 2011. )(MIKE DREW/QMI AGENCYCALGARY ...
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NOV
03

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 an evidence room.That's because a man accidentally...
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OCT
06

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 Protection’s Drug Control Division is offering help to town...
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AUG
24

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 Customs Enforcement office in Minnesota after several ...
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AUG
11

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 made him a suspect.We totally get the Fourth Amend...
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AUG
04

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 technician found a 33-year-old vial of Bundy's blood ...
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AUG
01

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 overnight Saturday. SUBMITTED PHOTORebecca Hale wants her ...
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JUN
01

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 has four barrels in a back room of the law enforc...
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MAY
31

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 police transferred evidence that’s crucial in hundreds ...
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MAY
20

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 Friday in Berkshire Superior Court. Alan C. Vigiard,...
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MAY
16

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 RecordSTOCKTON - The worst-case scenario for next ...
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MAR
18

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 device was found at the Randleman Regional Reservoir...
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MAR
15

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 store and retrieve guns, drugs and other contraband re...
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MAR
10

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 improve our justice system. Senate Bill 58, co-sponso...
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FEB
10

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 BurginThere's one man at Whangarei police station who ...
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FEB
09

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.Albuquerque police said DNA tests showed Sunflower...
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FEB
01

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 crimes. Brittany Randolph/The StarA Shelby police o...
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JAN
21

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 say there is no evidence to indicate the Warren Co...
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JAN
01

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 morning, after receiving word that two local poli...
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DEC
31

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-clock security, is a particularly grisly collecti...
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NOV
20

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 detective with a pen. The detective gets a superficial ...
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NOV
19

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 carefully preserved and cataloged to ensure it remains in...
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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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OCT
11

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 after a new evidence room opened.In February, Memphis...
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SEP
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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SEP
18

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 attempts to develop DNA evidence in 2003 and 2007.DNA p...
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AUG
20

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 pleading guilty to misdemeanors to submit DNA samples as ...
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AUG
04

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 bottle onto a grocery shopper last month was arrested...
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JUL
26

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 accused the agency of "incompetence, laziness and fr...
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JUL
22

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 VI Police Department's new crime analysis and evi...
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JUL
20

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 it could give investigators more breaks like one t...
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JUL
19

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 clear answer as to why there's a Ku Klux Klan robe ...
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JUL
19

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 police property rooms hold evidenceProof of guilt can...
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JUL
17

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 genetic profiles during felony arrests. The ACLU argu...
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JUL
13

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. Beau Gabbert makes his way back to bring out mor...
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JUL
10

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, Police Chief Shaloa Edwards and City Manager Bill ...
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JUL
08

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 collected and used in court cases. But, a new Ohio man...
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