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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 days ago, the police chief suddenly retired. A specia...
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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 prove his innocence in a 1990 murder.The Argus Leade...
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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 but led by the Silver City Police Department, sho...
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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 related to crimes while he was on duty.Chris Miles, 41...
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MAR
17

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 continuing investigation at the state crime lab in Misso...
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25

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 in evidence by a former employee, Riviera Beach Po...
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JAN
23

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 $130,000 for an independent investigation into the...
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NOV
24

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 Petersburg Police evidence room. Prosecutors reduced t...
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OCT
27

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 District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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27

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 District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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SEP
15

Evidence room breach at Tulsa County Sheriff's Office under investigation

Tulsa World, NewsOK, newsok.comBYLINE: COREY JONES, Tulsa World, County, OKIn this July 13 photo, Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz listens to proceedings of a county commissioners meeting in Tulsa. [AP Photo]A breach of security in an eviden...
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JUL
24

Police Make Few Changes in Year Since Evidence Audit

WLOS ABC 13, News 13, wlos.comBYLINE: Jon Ostendorff, News 13, , NCASHEVILLE, N.C. -- City leaders got a copy of an audit that showed a Police Department evidence room in disarray a year ago but officials didn’t start on many of the fixes it cal...
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JUL
02

State chemist may have affected more drug cases than previously known

Boston Globe, bostonglobe.comBYLINE: Evan Allen and John Ellement Globe Staff, , , MASonja Farak at her 2013 arraignment in Belchertown.DON TREEGER, SPRINGFIELD UNION NEWS, FileFor years, Sonja Farak was addicted to cocaine, metham...
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JUN
18

I-Team: Missing evidence impacting drug cases

LIN Television Corporation, WWLP-22News, wwlp.comBYLINE: Ryan Walsh, 22News I-Team ReporterVideoSpringfield, MAThe Attorney General's Office continues to zero in on whoever is responsible for the missing money from the Springfield police evidence room.SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWL...
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MAY
19

Evidence lost in fire could affect court cases

Star Tribune, startribune.comBYLINE: David Chanen Star TribuneMinneapolis, MNThousands of items were destroyed or damaged in April blaze at Minneapolis property room. The small, smoky fire burned only a short time in the Minneapolis Police Department’s property room last mon...
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MAR
26

Brooklyn raid: Former cop posed with seized assault rifle;


Belleville News-Democrat, bnd.comBYLINE: Carolyn P. SmithBrooklyn, ILdrugs, ammo still missingThe Brooklyn Police Department on Wednesday was raided by state and county investigators. ZIA NIZAMI — News-Democrat BROOKLYN — Brooklyn’s Police Department on Thursday afternoon wa...
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MAR
19

FBI special agent fired amid criminal investigation

KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC 7 EYEWITNESS NEWS, abc7.comBYLINE: Rob McMillan and Lisa BartleyLos Angeles, CAAn FBI special agent is under criminal investigation after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in cash while working cases as part of a Riverside-based drug task force...
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JAN
21

Report: Police failings, missing weapons in Colchester


Burlington Free Press, burlingtonfreepress.comBYLINE: Mike Donoghue, Free Press Staff WriterColchester Police Memo on Missing Evidence or PropertyExecutive Summary of Colchester InvestigatorsVermont State Police Evidence Audit %26amp; Policy AssessmentStatement of Chief Morr...
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JAN
15

FBI Agent Shot Up Evidence Against Hundreds of Heroin Dealers: Report

Washington Post, gawker.comBYLINE: Gabrielle BluestoneWashington, DC[image via AP]A heroin-addicted FBI agent ingested the evidence against at least 28 alleged drug dealers, leading the agency to dismiss dozens of charges—and as many as 150 defendants could go free as a resu...
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JAN
07

Former Balto. Co. police cadet pleads guilty to stealing from evidence room

The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.comBYLINE: Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun, County, MDNicholas Michael Ishmael, 20 and a police cadet, was released today from the Baltimore County Detention Center, where he had been held on $650,000 bail. (Ba...
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DEC
01

See no evil: FBI blasted for failing to video monitor its own evidence room

The Washington Times, washingtontimes.comBYLINE: Jim McElhatton - The Washington TimesWashington, DCLawyers seek dismissal of charges after lack of surveillance cameras brought to lightAttorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. puts his hand to his face while testifying on Capitol ...
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NOV
26

Charges in 2 cases dropped due to stolen evidence

LIN Television, KRQE News 13, krqe.comBYLINE: Manette Newbold FisherAlbuqurque, NMALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Charges against two men have been dropped because of the alleged theft of evidence by a technician.According to the Daily Times, Matthew Harrison and Jayson Gustina are off...
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OCT
22

Farmington police identify 48 suspects impacted by pill, cash theft


The Daily Times Four Corners News, daily-times.com/four_corners-newsBYLINE: Steve Garrison The Daily Times, , NMGoodvoyce, 28, charged with 39 feloniesEva Barron, civilian operation supervisor with the Farmington Police Department, on Frid...
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20

Evidence lost, murder case dismissed

The News Herald, Morganton, NC, morganton.comBYLINE: JESSICA ISAACS, County, NCTimothy Paul BumgarnerThe superior court case involving a Morganton man charged with his stepfather’s 2010 murder was dismissed Monday after a key piece of evidence went...
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Prosecutor: Evidence from 100 Alton cases missing

Associated Press, The Telegraph, KTVI Fox 2 News St Louis, fox2now.comAlton, ILEDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities in southwestern Illinois are trying to determine how and why evidence in more than 100 Alton cases has been destroyed or discarded.The (Alton) Telegraph (http...
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JUN
25

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 Center, where he had been held on $650,000 bail. ...
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JUN
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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 police department's evidence room.The American Pre...
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20

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 details about missing drugs, guns and money that ca...
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JUN
13

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 official involved in the investigation said.State police ...
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02

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 a house full of questions.Among the items at his ...
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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 Journal News)Major Michael Kopy said that even after ...
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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.ST. CHARLES COUNTY • A veteran O’Fallon police det...
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MAR
27

IMPD officer accused of mishandling evidence

IndyStar, indystar.com/BYLINE: Jill Disis and Justin L. MackThe Indianapolis, IN12:45 p.m. update: The Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police says its membership is “disappointed” to learn of the arrest of Cory Owensby, an IMPD officer who is also the son of FOP President Bi...
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Judge denies another delay in drug cases lab scandal

The News Journal, delmarvanow.comBYLINE: Sean O’Sullivan, The News JournalDelawareBlanket hold expires; cases now stand on ownThe chief judge of Superior Court has denied a request by Delaware prosecutors for an additional 60-day delay in all drug trials due to the ongoing m...
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MAR
06

Former State Crime Lab Employee Charged in Drug Tampering

2 KTUU-TV, ktuu.comBYLINE: Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, - A former employee of Alaska’s state crime lab faces 10 charges, including six felonies, after Alaska State Troopers say he tampered with drugs kept at the lab while addicted to ...
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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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Delaware medical examiner suspended in drug probe

USATODAY, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, floridatoday.comBYLINE: Jonathan Starkey and Sean O'Sullivan, The (Wilmington, Del.) News JournalWilmington, DESeveral cases have been affected after drugs were discovered missing from the Medical Examiner's Office last month. /...
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Del. drug cases may be halted due to lab problems

The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal,BYLINE: Sean O’Sullivan, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal Wilmington, DEAn audit is being conducted after drugs were missing or replaced in an evidence locker.(Photo: Drug Enforcement Administration)WILMINGTON, Del. — After drugs were d...
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Egremont police officers testify on hearing on evidence breach

The Berkshire Eagle, berkshireeagle.comBYLINE: John Sakata, Berkshire Eagle StaffEgremont, MAEGREMONT -- Lawyers representing two men facing drug charges will know by March 27 whether their cases will be dismissed because two Egremont officers violated protocol by breaking i...
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06

Ret. RCMP Cpl. Blair Ross sentenced to 18 months

cbc.radio-canada, cbc.caEastern P.E.I., CNMore than 300 pills stolen over course of a yearRCMP Cpl. Blair Ross says he stole the drugs because he was suffering from back pain. (CBC)An RCMP officer from eastern P.E.I., who recently retired, has been sentenced to 18 months in ...
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JAN
21

Unknown amount of drug evidence missing from IMPD Property Room

WRTV The Indy Channel, rtv6ABC, theindychannel.comBYLINE: Jack RinehartIndianapolis, INDiscarded cocaine latest in property room problemsINDIANAPOLIS - Metro police are dealing with yet another crisis in the handling of evidence after a quantity of narcotics in pending crimi...
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DEC
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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 attorney's office said Friday.Edward Pomponio, 50,...
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NOV
11

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, brought to light the stockpiling of evidence at the Sou...
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OCT
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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 impact criminal cases after an audit of the La Cro...
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OCT
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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 violated protocol by breaking into their station's evide...
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26

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 at his Highlands Ranch home Wednesday.A veteran of ...
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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 Department, the deputy mayor told The Journal New...
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JUL
29

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 Interstate 95 in Darien in 2010 because state police ...
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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 Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) found missi...
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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, Special ReportsThree months into his job as the Ashevi...
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