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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Report: Evidence issues may taint years of drug cases

Silver City Daily Press, scdailypress.comBYLINE: Stewart McClintic, City, NMPotentially hundreds of convictions could be overturned after an audit of the Region VII Drug Task Force, based in Deming...

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Former Tallassee assistant police chief enters guilty pleas

Montgomery Advertiser, montgomeryadvertiser.comBYLINE: Marty Roney, Montgomery AdvertiserTallassee, AL(Photo: Contributed)WETUMPKA Tallassee’s former assistant police chief has pleaded guilty to two theft related charges rela...

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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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Ex-police clerk charged with stealing $101K from evidence room

The Palm Beach Post, palmbeachpost.comBYLINE: Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post Staff WriterRiviera Beach, FLClaudia V. HutchinsonRIVIERA BEACH — No criminal cases have been compromised by the alleged theft of more than $100,000 ...

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

27abcWKOW, wkow.com 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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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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Former Ansonia police officer to be tried in New London for evidence tampering, theft

The Day, theday.comBYLINE: Karen Florin, , CTThe case of a former Ansonia police officer charged with stealing and tampering with narcotics evidence has been transferred to the New London Judicial Di...

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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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Former Jennings police chief gets 5 year sentence

The American Press, Houston Chronicle, chron.comJennings, LAJENNINGS, La. (AP) — A former Jennings police chief has been sentenced to five years at hard labor with credit for time served after taking drugs and money from the ...

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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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MSP evidence missing in 10 cases

Traverse City Record-Eagle, record-eagle.comBYLINE: MICHELLE MERLIN City, MITRAVERSE CITY — About $9,666 is missing from evidence lockers at the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post, an officia...

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Deputy's demise causes deep problems for Arpaio

The Associated Press, KTVK-3TV, azfamily.comBYLINE: Jacques Billeaud/The Associated PressMaricopa County, AZRamon Charley ArmendarizPHOENIX (AP) -- When sheriff's deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz hanged himself, he left behind...

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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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Veteran O'Fallon, Mo., detective charged with stealing drugs from evidence locker

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, STLtoday.com, stltoday.comBYLINE: Susan Weich 'Fallon, MOLuke Smyka, an O'Fallon, Mo., police detective, was charged with stealing drugs from the department's evidence locker....

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Ashland police officer indicted for allegedly destroying evidence

The Boston Globe, boston.comBYLINE: Globe StaffAshland, MAAn Ashland police officer has been indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury in connection with the destruction of evidence and subsequent conduct, Middlesex district ...

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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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DA: 'Dozens of items are being looked at' after audit

WKBT News8000, news8000.comLa Crosse, WILa Crosse Police Dept. audit ongoing due to actions of Brian ThomsonLA CROSSE, WI - La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke says dozens of items are being looked at and some may ...

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Attorneys to seek dismissal of teens' drug charges amid Egremont police evidence incident

Berkshire Eagle, BYLINE: John Sakata, Berkshire Eagle StaffEgremont, MAEGREMONT -- Lawyers representing two teenagers facing drug charges will ask a judge next month to dismiss their cases because two Egremont officers violat...

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Denver police officer under investigation after drug evidence goes missing

FOX31 Denver KDVR-TV, kdvr.comBYLINE: Justin JosephDenver, CODENVER — A Denver police officer is under investigation after evidence from a drug bust went missing.The investigation focuses on Officer Brian Niven who we found a...

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Port Chester police probe missing cash, drugs,

The Journal News, lohud.comBYLINE: Will DavidPort Chester, NYtrustee says: "Evidence theft occurred in July."PORT CHESTER — An internal investigation is underway after money and drugs went missing from the Port Chester Police...

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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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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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Carolina Public Press: New Asheville police evidence manager sizes up ‘huge undertaking’

Carolina Public Press, mountainx.comBYLINE: Jon EllistonTim Scapin Performance ReviewsAsheville, FLWritten by Jon Elliston on June 19, 2013 in APD Evidence-Room Audit, Buncombe, Crime and Justice, Documents, Information, Spec...

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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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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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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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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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Ex-SF crime lab tech accused of taking cocaine from lab pleads guilty to misdemeanor theft

FOX News Network, LLC, foxnews.comBYLINE: Associated PressSan Francisco, CASAN FRANCISCO – A former San Francisco police technician accused of skimming cocaine from a crime lab pleaded guilty on Friday to misdemeanor theft.De...

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Officer Pleads Guilty

The Post-Journal, post-journal.comBYLINE: Michael Rukavina (), The Post-Journal Jamestown, NYCity Detective Pleads Guilty In Evidence Tampering CaseA 14-year veteran of the City of Jamestown Police D...

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Michael Palmer, West Columbia Police Chief, Accused of Stealing Drugs from Ongoing Cases


Houston Press, houstonpress.comBYLINE: Casey MichelWest Columbia, TXIf found, please contact the Brazoria County DA's office.After being accused of swiping pills from his department's ongoing investigations, West Columbia Pol...

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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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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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Former Hawkins detective begins 10-year sentence

The Kingsport Times-News, timesnews.netBYLINE: Jeff BoboLink to ArticleHawkins County, TNBRAD DEPEWROGERSVILLE — Former narcotic detective Brad Depew spent his first night in jail Friday since pleading guilty on July 30 to 75...

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Woman pleads guilty in evidence room case

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, bdtonline.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren For the Daily TelegraphLink to ArticleBeckley, WVBLUEFIELD — Gabriella Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge David Faber to obtaining a quantity ...

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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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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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Co-workers: We worried about Mass. chemist's work


The Associated Press, Yahoo! - ABC News Network, yahoo.comBYLINE: BRIDGET MURPHY | Associated PressLink to ArticleBoston, MADavid Meier, right, special consul to the Governor appointed to lead the review of drug convictions w...

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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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DA: Detective Stole, Used Prescriptions Drugs Stored In Evidence

WKBW News, wkbw.comBYLINE: Rachel ElzufonLink to ArticleOne VideoJamestown, NYJAMESTOWN, NY (WKBW) - Accusations against a Jamestown police detective have cast doubt on hundreds of cases.Now, investigators must be prepared to...

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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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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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Audit: Tampering could affect eight McHenry cases

Northwest Herald, nwherald.comBYLINE: SARAH SUTSCHEK - to ArticleMcHenry, ILWOODSTOCK – Eight pending criminal cases may be affected by a former McHenry police officer who allegedly stole about $2,...

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Charges against McHenry cop may hurt other cases

Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.comBYLINE: Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune reporter, to ArticleMcHenry, ILProsecutor's office notifies defense attorneys of potential evidence problemsDale Hojnacki, ...

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IMPD deputy chief cleared in Bisard evidence mix-up, back on the job

WXIN-TV, fox59.comBYLINE: Russ McQuaidLink to ArticleIndianapolis, INTop-ranking policewoman cleared in Bisard evidence mix-upVal Cunningham (May 1, 2012)Indianapolis - Deputy Chief Val Cunningham has returned to work at the ...

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