Ontario Police Department triggers audit after $900 found missing from evidence room (Oregon)

Romero said he didn't know how long it had been since the evidence room had last been audited, but that this audit would bring the police department into compliance with a policy requiring annual reports. July 13, 2021 ONTARIO – The Ontario Police Department is undergoing an audit by the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police and two employees have be...

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No fire inspection report, poor ventilation in the narcotics storage areas, lack of adequate security cameras throughout the facility, and an aging building that is near capacity that lacks stand-by power, has minimal air conditioning and an outdated elevator. May 10, 2021 Summary: On February 2, 2021, the 2020-2021 Kern County Grand Jury (Grand Ju...

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$145K cash, guns stolen from Kan. sheriff's evidence storage

We know that approximately $145,000 in money, drugs, seven guns, and power tools were stolen Enter Article DATE HERE SEDGWICK COUNTY —The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is the victim of an internal theft at their Property and Evidence storage site, according to Sheriff Jeff Easter. An ongoing criminal investigation was initiated and began on...

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Audit reveals $27K missing from OKCPD property room

Chief Wade Gourley added more oversight, tamper-proof bags, and a video-monitored location. May 18, 2020 OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – According to city auditor, the Oklahoma City Police Department is missing at least $27,000 from its evidence room. According to the audit, $10,775 is missing from case envelopes. Another $16,296 was checked out to the Dist...

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25 guns vanish from NC town's police dept.; cops did 'whatever they wanted,' audit finds

Council members say an audit revealed 25 guns bought to outfit the department's officers were missing Enter Article DATE HERE HERTFORD, N.C. (WAVY) - Council members in a northeastern North Carolina town say an investigation into the town's police department uncovered troubling concerns. "We want to say that this council is not trying to hide ...

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Audit underway for BCSO property room

Salazar said the last time the property room had been thoroughly audited was in 1997. October 12, 2018 SAN ANTONIO - The results aren't in yet but changes are on the way. That's what Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said about an audit of the property room at the Sheriff's Office that started last year and covers cases going back to 2014. The sc...

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Fitzgerald: Voting in the dark for sheriff

Allegations that the sheriff's evidence locker had gone to hell and thousands of pieces of evidence were missing led to a grand jury investigation — again, still ongoing. June 5, 2018 Sheriff's Office politics often confound me. Politics involving allegations of misconduct, that is. Unless the press can prove allegations against a sheriff, the accu...

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Expert: Utah case shows drugs a problem in police evidence rooms

The internal investigation also found that the evidence room was in disarray and dozens of criminal cases may be jeopardized because of stolen or compromised evidence. May 22, 2018 OGDEN (AP) — Evidence room problems illustrated by the case of a Utah technician who was fired after being found high on methamphetamine at work are all too common, acco...

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Drug thefts 'real problem' in police evidence rooms

He said he concluded after the training that "evidence supervision is the scariest job I've ever had. When it goes wrong it goes really wrong and you always catch it late."  May 19, 2018 Editor's note: The Standard-Examiner is choosing not to name the accused evidence technician because she is a private citizen and as of Friday, May 18, 2018, ...

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Evidence mismanaged under fmr. Laurens Sheriff, says audit

SLED reported 885 pieces of evidence were found that were not even logged in the system Laurens County had set up. September 14, 2017 A 6 month audit by the State Law Enforcement Agency, revealed a gross mismanagement of the evidence department under former Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain. SLED audits of evidence departments in cities and cou...

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ARLENE VIOLET - ‘Monkey business’ at NP Police

found that at least 100 items, including a handgun, six green pills, crack cocaine, a ring, two necklaces, and a computer laptop are missing or misplace May 9, 2017 North Providence Acting Police Chief Christopher Pelagio has led a charmed life. He leap-frogged over three captains and was appointed by Mayor Charles Lombardi as acting deputy chief i...

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Missing evidence reported by Halifax police could affect trials: lawyer

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Hollywood Police Chief responds to findings of gross mismanagement of Property and Evidence Unit

The theft of $137,609 in currency and 1,096 pills from the evidence room went undetected from the HPD's custody prior to January 2012. ​ March 2, 2017 Broward Inspector General John W. Scott announced Tuesday, February 28 that the Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG) had issued a final report finding that Hollywood Police Department (...

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After scandal, Braintree's new police chief envisions new kind of evidence room

In the last year alone, officials in Mass have investigated allegations of evidence room misconduct in police departments in Westford, Adams, Lee, Springfield, Framingham and Braintree, according to a running list maintained by the International Association for Property And Evidence Inc., one of the few organizations that train police on evidence h...

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Ex-cop Alan Dubeshter indicted in Framingham Police evidence room theft

A former Framingham Police officer who was in charge of the department's evidence room is now facing criminal charges after authorities said he used his access to steal $20,000 from the department nearly a year and a half ago. January 26, 2017 FRAMINGHAM - A former Framingham Police officer who was in charge of the department's evidence room is now...

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Former New London police officer found dead in car

A former New London police officer, who resigned last year after an investigation into problems in the department's property room, was found dead   inside a vehicle in the commuter lot at Exit 24 on Interstate 395. December 13, 2016 Griswold — A former New London police officer, who resigned last year after an investigation...

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I-Team: Police departments neglecting evidence room audits

Retired State Police Detective: "To be a new chief or a new evidence officer and not have an outside audit is foolish" November 17, 2016 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A retired Springfield police officer will stand trial in December for allegedly stealing nearly $400,000 from the police evidence room.  The 22News I-Team reveals if police departm...

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Theft of drugs linked to evidence custodian

Nawolski pleaded guilty to charges of felony possession of hydrocodone, forgery, and theft by taking of oxycodone. November 16, 2016 VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A person who controlled evidence at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Regional Crime Lab is charged with taking drugs from the facility. The discrepancy was discovered during an internal audit at the e...

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Police officer at center of Braintree evidence room scandal exhibited strange behavior, colleagues say

The audit would reveal that over $400,000 was missing from the evidence room, as well as somewhere between 60 to 70 guns. Additionally, "thousands" of drug samples were found to be missing, or mismanaged. September 24, 2016 BRAINTREE — Colleagues of Susan Zopatti, the officer in charge of the Braintree Police Department evidence room, saw her exhib...

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Braintree police audit shows $407,998 and 60 guns missing from evidence room

  Included in a stack of slide shows and other handouts from a two-day class held in 2013 by the International Association for Property and Evidence was a survey with 21 questions about department practices on evidence and property. Whoever filled out the survey – it doesn't say – wrote down "X" marks indicating "no" next to 11 of the practice...

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