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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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 Spring...

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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 Minn...

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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 — Bro...

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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 ...

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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 Audi...

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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...

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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 Ce...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 supervi...

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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 d...

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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 ...

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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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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 IM...

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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...

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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 tamp...

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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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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 missin...

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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 Ad...

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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...

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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 rec...

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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 evide...

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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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