Editorial: Breach at ASO

The Gainesville Sun, gainesville.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleAlachua County, FLWho has been watching the watchers in the Alachua County Sheriff's Office evidence room?It's disturbing that the question even has to be asked. Ther...

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Sheriff's Office evidence could be tainted

The Gainesville Sun, gainesville.comBYLINE: Chad Smith, Staff writerLink to ArticleAlachua County, FLEvidence from a 2010 drug bust at the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. gainesville.comCharles Allen Smith, the former eviden...

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Missing evidence results in plea deal in Tulsa double murder

World Publishing Co., Tulsa World, tulsaworld.comBYLINE: Staff ReportsLink to ArticleTulsa, OKPhillip Anthony Summers A Tulsa man who previously was sentenced to die in a double-murder case pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduc...

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Fort Wayne police keep eye on evidence in move

The Associated Press, The Journal Gazette, Cox Media Group, ktvu.comBYLINE: DOMINIC ADAMS Link to ArticleFort Wayne, INFORT WAYNE, Ind. — Capt. Shane Lee's task is to make sure the Fort Wayne Police Department's move from its...

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No Charges, Early Retirement for Officer Caught Stealing [Poll]

Patch.org, MarlboroughPatch, marlborough.patch.comBYLINE: Josh Gray,Link to ArticleMarlborough, MACredit Josh GrayDet. Derek Johnson confessed to stealing money from the Marlborough evidence room.City officials have revealed ...

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Destroyed Gun Could Keep Suspect Off Death Row

WorldNow and KTUL, ktul.comBYLINE: Mike Massey Link to ArticleTulsa, OKA key piece of evidence in a high-profile murder is accidentally destroyed by Tulsa Police.The missing evidence could allow Phillip Summers to avoid the d...

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Losing crime evidence a worry with LAPD system

The Daily Breeze, dailybreeze.comBYLINE: C.J. Lin, Staff Writer, to ArticleLos Angeles, CAAUDIT: Report months ago found errors, but replacing old tracker will take time.Six months after an audit expo...

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Burlington police arrest evidence technician

Associated Press, Times-Republican, timesrepublican.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleBurlington, IABURLINGTONBurlington police are reviewing evidence from several pending cases after the department's evidence custodian was arrested ...

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Police arrest staff member

The Hawk Eye, thehawkeye.comBYLINE: JOHN MANGALONZO to ArticleBurlington, IAEvidence technician charged with drug possessionBurlington Police officials are going through every piece of evidence ...

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Defense attorney: SPD audit could have far-reaching results

Fisher Interactive Network, komonews.comBYLINE: Jon HumbertLink to ArticleOne VideoSeattle, WASEATTLE -- The Seattle Police Department's audit of potential misconduct has not yet begun, but it is already coming under public s...

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The murder that might never be solved:

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DETROIT FREE PRESS, freep.comBYLINE: TRESA BALDAS, DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER Link to ArticleDetroit, MIEvidence destroyed in unsolved '72 slayingMerry Wilson, 50, of Detroit holds a photo of her sister Laura Wilson, 16,...

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Asheville police audit room inventory completed

www.citizen-times.com, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Romando DixsonLink to ArticleAsheville, NCDistrict attorney to get report soonASHEVILLE — Blueline Systems & Services exhausted nearly all money budgeted for an audit of the Pol...

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SBI investigates missing evidence

The Robesonian, robesonian.comBYLINE: Matt ElofsonLink to ArticleRed Springs, NCRED SPRINGS - The State Bureau of Investigation is trying to determine how evidence in two separate cases disappeared from the Red Springs Police...

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Sheriff disputes challenger's charge of stolen drug evidence

Times Union, timesunion.comBYLINE: BOB GARDINIER Staff writerLink to ArticleRensselaer County, NYCandidate Gary Gordon cites "disturbing" case of missing drug evidenceTROY -- A candidate for sheriff is calling for a further i...

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Gang leader wants case tossed because Denver police destroyed cocaine evidence

The Denver Post, denverpost.comBYLINE: Felisa Cardona The Denver PostLink to ArticleDenver, COBrian Hicks, from a February file photo. (John Prieto, The Denver Post)Four kilograms of cocaine were mistakenly destroyed by a Den...

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Uncertainty remains about Horry County police evidence

BYLINE: By Brad Dickerson - to ArticleHorry County, SCIn light of an anonymous letter accusing Horry County police officers of, among other things, stealing drugs and money from the department’s ...

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Hurricane Katrina mess in Orleans Parish courthouse evidence area is still being cleaned up

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New Orleans Net LLC, nola.comBYLINE: John Simerman, The Times-Picayune Orleans Parish, LALink to ArticleThe Orleans Parish Post-Conviction DNA/Evidence Project is inventorying and organizing criminal evidence at the Orleans P...

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Hurricane Katrina mess in Orleans Parish courthouse evidence area is still being cleaned up

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New Orleans Net LLC, nola.comBYLINE: John Simerman, The Times-Picayune Orleans Parish, LALink to ArticleThe Orleans Parish Post-Conviction DNA/Evidence Project is inventorying and organizing criminal evidence at the Orleans P...

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In Manatee, a turf battle over evidence

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Bradenton.com, bradenton.comBYLINE: LEE WILLIAMS - to ArticleManatee, FLSheriff, administrator at odds over where to house MSO’s ever-growing pile of physical evidence, propertyMANATEE -- For more ...

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Audit finds problems with evidence handling at Pinal County Sheriff's Office

ABC15 (KNXV-TV), abc15.comBYLINE: Corey RangelLink to ArticleOne VideoPinal County, AZAn independent audit raises some alarming concerns within the Pinal County Sheriff's Property and Evidence Unit which, according to the rep...

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Salisbury Police evidence custodian fired

Post Publishing Company, Inc., salisburypost.com/BYLINE: Nathan Hardin, to ArticleSalisbury, NCSALISBURY — A Salisbury Police Department evidence custodian has been fired after an investigation “...

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Former deputy to serve 5 years in tampering case

Capital City Press LLC, The Advocate, theadvocate.comBYLINE: C.J. FUTCH, River Parishes bureauLink to ArticleAssumption Parish, LANAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish sheriff’s lieutenant will serve five years in prison...

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Former Van Zandt County deputy charged with tampering with evidence

WorldNow and KYTX, 19HD KYTX, www.cbs19.tvStory courtesy of the Tyler Morning TelegraphBy KENNETH DEAN, Staff WriterLink to ArticleVan Zandt County, TXMissing evidence inside a locker at the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office ...

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Messy LI Crime Lab Fallout Now Includes Missing Marijuana

Gothamist LLC, gothamist, gothamist.comBYLINE: Christopher Robbins, Link to ArticleLong Island, NYAPMarijuana bound for a Pennsylvania crime lab to be tested in a Long Island drug case mysteriously disappea...

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DA Won’t Prosecute Missing-Evidence Case

Albuquerque Journal Online Edition, abqjournal.comBy ABQnews StaffLink to ArticleColfax County, NMFollowing a months-long investigation by New Mexico State Police and the 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office into the disap...

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Ex-SF criminalist Deborah Jean Madden gets rehab, not jail

The Esaminer, sfexaminer.comBYLINE: Mike Aldax, Examiner Staff Writer, to ArticleSan Francisco, CADeborah Jean Madden, the ex-San Francisco criminalist who admitted to skimming cocaine from The City’...

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Matawan man, 47, charged with stealing cocaine

Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)SECTION: NJNEWSBYLINE: Joshua Burd | Staff Writer, Park, NJA township police officer has been charged with stealing cocaine from the department's evidence room while ...

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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 ...

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We need independent agency to guard evidence

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina), SECTION: OPINIONBYLINE: By, Bruce Clyne, AshevilleBuncombe County, NCThe citizens of Buncombe County are sick and tired of "evidence room" debacles that let criminals go back on t...

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Missing evidence halts man's trial;

Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), SECTION: Pg. A-1BYLINE: Teresa StepzinskiCamden County, FLT-shirt murder suspect had on at time of his arrest was seized, but appears goneWOODBINE - A judge abruptly recessed Larry Nathanie...

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