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July 15, 2014, No comments

While finding the APD in compliance with most of the criteria for a national criminal-information network, the bureau, in a newly published review from last year, documented the department’s shortcomings in securing key data.

The newly released Asheville Police Department evidence room audit offers further clues to what guns, drugs and money went missing from the department. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

DOCUMENT: The Asheville Police Department evidence room audit

July 2, 2014, 1 Comment

Published for the first time in its entirety, the Asheville Police Department's evidence room audit may be read, reviewed, shared and downloaded here ...

Pictures shared by Blueline Systems & Services Manager Mike Wright at the July 2012 Asheville City Council meeting showed some of the storage and filing conditions of evidence in the Asheville Police Department's old evidence room. Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Deep disorder: Long-awaited audit reveals details about problems in the old APD evidence room

June 19, 2014, 7 Comments

The audit, which Carolina Public Press and other media sought for years, reveals more details about the old evidence room's disarray.

Lee Smith, the Asheville Police Department's longtime former evidence manager, was sentenced June 17, 2014 for stealing drugs from the evidence room. The extensive audit of the evidence room's holdings finally will be released Thursday. Photo courtesy city of Asheville.

Former APD evidence room manager sentenced to 10 months; audit finally will be released Thursday

June 17, 2014, 1 Comment

A federal judge sentenced the former Asheville Police Department evidence room manager to 10 months in prison plus a year's probation for stealing dru ...