Property & Evidence Headlines - May 2015

Here are some headlines about law enforcement property and evidence rooms from across the United States.


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Police chief sentenced to two years in prison

 

May 14, 2015 — GREENSBURG, Ind. — A former police chief was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing and gambling away as much as $75,000 from her own department’s evidence room.


May 8, 2015 — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An outside investigation into a former Springfield Park District police captain revealed, among a list of allegations, issues with the destruction of evidence and property stored in the police department’s evidence room.

 
May 11, 2015 — ROCHESTER, NY — A federal judge has found that while a police department's destruction of evidence in a homicide case was a serious mistake, it was not made in bad faith and does not merit dismissal of murder charges against the four defendants for spoliation of evidence.

 
 
May 8, 2015 - WASATCH COUNTY, Utah - Pulling DNA from a stone (utilizing the M-Vac System) provided key evidence in a 20-year-old cold case.

 
 
May 6, 2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The city is poised to hire one of the nation's largest public accounting firm to review past practices and protocols in the police evidence room. The imminent move is part of a series of measures the city has taken after a disclosure that an unspecified amount of cash was discovered missing.

 

 
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