Serial killer who appeared on 'The Dating Game' charged in 1977 cold case


Alcala is imprisoned in California's Corcoran State Prison and is sentenced to death. He has been connected to six murders in two states, though authorities estimate he may have killed up to 130 people across the country. September 21, 2016 An imprisoned serial killer who appeared on "The Dating Game" before police threw him in jail has been charge...

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'Dating Game Killer' Rodney Alcala Charged with 30-Year-Old Wyoming Cold Case Murder


A smooth talker with a near-genius IQ, Alcala preyed on young attractive women, luring some of them by telling them he was a professional photographer who wanted to enter their pictures in a photography contest. After killing them, Alcala placed their bodies in grotesque poses, sometimes photographing them. September 21, 2016 Convicted California s...

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Alleged mistress of convicted sheriff's captain pleas guilty to lying to the feds


The alleged mistress for whom a now-jailed former Deschutes County Sheriff's Office captain stole more than $200,000 pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney's Office. September 17, 2016 The alleged mistress for whom a now-jailed former Deschutes County Sheriff's Office captain...

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Pomona settles lawsuit over confiscation of homeless people's property


In the settlement reached with the pro bono law firm Public Counsel, the city agreed to build 388 lockers for the property of homeless people and to stop enforcing three laws that prohibit tents, personal property and overnight sleeping on public property. September 11, 2016 Homeless residents of Pomona will be provided storage for their property a...

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Arrests Made In Cold Case Killings Of 2 Northern California Girls


The homicide case remained an active investigation until 1976, when the case went cold following more than 60 interviews but no successful leads, authorities said. September 13, 2016 MARYSVILLE, Yuba County (CBS / AP) — Decades-old DNA led to the arrests Tuesday of two men in connection with the shotgun slayings of two girls in California more than...

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Defendant in evidence destruction scandal sues Harris County


Defendant in evidence destruction scandal sues Harris County By St. John Barned-Smith Updated 11:01 am, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 20 Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle Image 1 of 5 Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson arrives for a media conference to discuss the thousands of pieces of evidence that were destroyed by Harris ...

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Former employee charged with stealing $51,500 from Bothell police evidence room


King County prosecutors Wednesday charged a former Bothell Police Department evidence technician with first-degree theft for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from a police evidence room. September 7, 2016 King County prosecutors Wednesday charged a former Bothell Police Department evidence technician with first-degree theft for allegedly ste...

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California may soon eliminate the statute of limitations for rape charges


California has become the latest battleground in a nationwide push to relax or eliminate the statutes of limitations on sexual-assault crimes, recently passing a bill that would make it the 17th state to allow rape victims to pursue charges at any point after an attack. Gov. Jerry Brown must approve or veto the measure by month's end. Sep...

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Fitzgerald: Vendor alleges sheriff lost slew of evidence


The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has lost about 10,000 pieces of evidence and stored items, says the vendor who provides the software that manages the evidence room. September 3, 2016 The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has lost about 10,000 pieces of evidence and stored items, says the vendor who provides the software that manages the e...

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Investigators Make Arrest in 1988 Homicide

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Inspired by accusations against Bill Cosby, California lawmakers move to lift time limits on rape cases


Enter Headline here August 30, 2016 In the wake of sexual assault accusations against comedian Bill Cosby, California may soon end the statute of limitations for prosecuting rape and other felony sex crimes. The state Senate on Tuesday sent the governor a bill to end time limits for prosecuting crimes including rape and child sexual abuse. Under ex...

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Spokane police find fire arm in stolen vehicle


Enter Headline here August 28, 2016 SPOKANE, Wash --- Spokane Police Officials said they discovered a firearm in a stolen vehicle a year after they seized the vehicle. The car was going to be sold at auction when they found the firearm. Alex Redthunder was arrested in March 2015 after he left his vehicle and eluded authorities. Officials said Redth...

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Stolen medals found and returned to veteran 2,000 miles away


Police said one of their technicians did some research and tracked Pollard down. When the detective called him, he was shocked. August 27, 2016 Arthur 'Art' Pollard served nearly three decades in the Navy and was awarded a number of medals when he retired. "Loved it, went around the world, three times, been to 25 different countries and I fought in...

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Inslee endorses national rape kit reform effort


A national organization advocating for reforms in rape kit processing launched a campaign this week encouraging governors to publicly endorse and support efforts to eliminate backlogs and make rape kit testing a greater priority for law enforcement. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is the first governor in the nation to endorse Test400k's call to action....

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Bellevue's oldest cold-case murder solved after 51 years


Enter Headline here August 11, 2016 BELLEVUE, Wash. - The city of Bellevue's oldest cold-case murder has been solved 51 years after it happened, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated detective who decided to take a fresh, new look at the case using tried-and-true investigative techniques. The solution of the mystery comes years after the suspected m...

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California lawmakers move toward limiting police seizures of property without a criminal conviction


Under changes to Mitchell's bill introduced Thursday, any property seizure in California worth less than $40,000 would now require a criminal conviction before police could take permanent action August 5, 2016 Major law enforcement groups and state Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) have reached a deal on legislation to limit the ability of police...

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Prosecutor: Fairfield police lose evidence in drowning death of 4-year-old boy


The 10-year veteran later told the prosecutor he then booked the DVD into the department's secured evidence storage center. August 3, 2016 FAIRFIELD — Police have lost a piece of evidence in a pending murder case. The situation was described in court Tuesday by the prosecutor overseeing the case against Dawn D. Raines-Hewes, a Fairfield grandmother...

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Lincoln County Sheriff's brother sentenced to 90 days in jail for gun theft


Brother admitted to stealing from evidence locker Jul 29, 2016 LINCOLN COUNTY, Colo. -- A judge sentenced the brother of a Lincoln County sheriff to spend 90 days in jail Friday after pleading guilty to embezzling public property. Dustin Zane Nestor admitted stealing weapons from the sheriff's office's unlocked evidence locker while he worked there...

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Answering the nagging questions about those 3,800 untested rape kits


Our state's leaders must have the fortitude to pursue more than feel-good, no- or low-cost solutions. Our state's citizens must demand compassionate care for victims that rises to the highest-quality medical and forensic standards in anticipation of rigorously pursuing victim wellness while simultaneously laying a meticulous groundwork fo...

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Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy suspended on suspicion of stealing prescription drugs


A 22-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office was suspended in May after he was suspected of taking prescription medication from the drop-off disposal bin at the agency's Thousand Oaks headquarters, officials said Tuesday in a news release. July 05, 2016 A 22-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office was suspended in May after ...

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What happens to thousands of firearms after Rancho Cucamonga steel mill melts them


7,044: total weapons melted 23: years melting guns at Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga 3,000 degrees it takes to melt a weapon150 pounds of scrap metal mixed in with the weapons 5 tons of rebar created July 21, 2016 RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell stood nearby while more than 7,000 confiscated firearms became...

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DNA match found in 20% of backlogged rape kits


Of the 3,542 rape kits tested since that law was enacted, CBI found 691 matches in a national DNA database, giving police a new chance at finding suspects Jul 15, 2016 ARVADA, Colo. -- The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said it has found DNA matches in 20 percent of the state's backlog of rape kits.In 2012, the Denver7 Investigators found thousan...

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Police solve 1991 cold case murder


A 25-year-old Las Vegas murder case has been solved, and the killer has confessed. The victim was killed in her east Las Vegas home, and police were stymied for more than two decades. November 16, 2016 Two veteran detectives, brought out of retirement to work nothing but cold cases, took the clues gathered by previous investigators and traveled to ...

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Berkeley police arrest 2008 serial rape suspect


Police said Dunbar left his DNA at all three crime scenes.. July 8, 2016 BERKELEY -- Berkeley police have named a 24-year-old construction worker and suspected marijuana dealer as the person they say attacked "at least three" women in string of 2008 home-invasion sexual assaults. Johnny Dunbar, of Berkeley, was charged Friday with two counts of rap...

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Daniel Edward McDermott to face trial for 1988 cold case murder


28 years later! June 30, 2016 A man is scheduled to face trial tomorrow for the 1988 cold case special circumstances murder for strangling a woman to death during the commission of a rape.  Daniel Edward McDermott, 47, Buena Park, is charged with one felony count of special circumstances murder during the commission of a rape. Opening statemen...

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Oregon district attorney reviewing convictions in crime-lab scandal


The number of possibly contaminated convictions grew, from one to now around 1,500 in central Oregon's Deschutes County alone. June 20, 2016 BEND, Ore. — At first, authorities in Oregon believed that the lab tech had been stealing drugs from just one batch of evidence. Then they saw that drugs were missing from other cases she had worked. And then ...

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Rape kit tests yield suspects but not necessarily convictions


Evidence was collected from the woman, but Everett police didn't submit the sexual assault exam kit to the Washington State Patrol crime lab for analysis June 19, 2016 EVERETT — The 20-year-old woman spent Christmas 2010 in a hospital exam room as a forensic nurse carefully collected swabs from her body.The woman told Everett police someone had rap...

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Police employee pleads guilty to stealing from evidence room


According to court documents, Solomon took cash from evidence envelopes. She admitted to having a gambling problem at the time of the thefts and to using some of the money to pay for pull tabs and gambling online through Facebook. Jun 18, 2016 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A former North Slope Borough Police Department employee has pleaded guilty to ste...

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Former North Slope police employee admits to stealing $110,000 from evidence room


During that time, Solomon took cash from evidence envelopes and, the agreement states, "sometimes even destroyed the case file associated with those evidence items." June 17, 2016 ANCHORAGE (KTUU) A former North Slope Borough Police Department employee in a plea agreement admitted to stealing at least $109,623 from a police evidence room and to des...

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Nevada County Civil Grand Jury issues report on law enforcement handling of evidence


The Nevada County Sheriff's Office is out of compliance with its own written policies and procedures, and with best practices concerning audits and inventories," the report stated. June 14, 2016 The Nevada County Civil Grand Jury on Monday issued a report examining how local law enforcement agencies collect and retain evidence, which was critical o...

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Will California stop police from taking people's property without a criminal conviction?


The practice, known as civil asset forfeiture, gained currency during the height of the drug war in the 1980s as a way for law enforce ment to financially cripple drug lords and fund anti-narcotics operations. But advocates for reforming the laws say too often police officers ensnare innocent residents who are poor and have few resources ...

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Former Bakersfield detective cops plea


Diaz admits to seizing some 10 pounds of meth as evidence and returning approximately one pound of it to the department. He admits that he and his criminal partner unlawfully converted the nine pounds of meth to their possession, which they later sold for profit. May 26, 2016 Damacio Diaz, a 17-year veteran of the Bakersfield Police Department, who...

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Civil grand jury: SF crime lab shouldn’t be run by police


Enter Headline here June 1, 2016 San Francisco's scandal-ridden crime lab should be an independent agency rather than a division of the police force in order to remove potential bias and better handle investigations, the city's civil grand jury said in a report released Wednesday. A six-month investigation by the government oversight panel, consist...

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Riverside police arrest prolific burglar, recover stolen property in San Diego With DNA


Suspect broke into home of sleeping family June 2, 2016 6:53 a.m. CDT RIVERSIDE – Following a multistate investigation, Riverside police charged a Chicago man with 22 priors for the May 10 burglary of a home in the 100 block of North Cowley Road, according to a Riverside Police Department news release.  James M. Ussery, 23, of the 3400 block o...

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DNA leads to arrest of suspect in Phoenix woman’s bludgeoning 34 years ago


June 1st 2016, 9:45 am PDT PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - A man accused of stabbing and killing an elderly woman in 1982 has been arrested after DNA samples and fingerprints connected him to the crime, police said. Larry Robinson, 56, was taken into custody on Tuesday. During an interview with Phoenix police detectives, Robinson couldn't explain why his DNA...

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Clemmon named as suspect in CHP burglary probe


Former sheriff candidate to be charged in break-in that led to evidence being compromised April 4, 2016 Former sheriff candidate to be charged in break-in that led to evidence being compromised Almost a year later, California Highway Patrol is now promising to soon resolve an investigation into the burglary at its local office that resulted in acti...

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