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.
Published for the first time in its entirety, the Asheville Police Department's evidence room audit may be read, reviewed, shared and downloaded here ...
The audit, which Carolina Public Press and other media sought for years, reveals more details about the old evidence room's disarray.
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 ...
Lee Smith, who pled guilty last year to stealing drug evidence, will find out his sentence on June 17. Buncombe District Attorney Ron Moore confirms he'll make the audit about missing evidence public.
Though transparency was a key issue in Todd Williams’ campaign to unseat District Attorney Ron Moore, it remains unclear when the audit, conducted in 2012, will be released to the public.
Two candidates vying to become Buncombe County's next district attorney recently discussed issues ranging from funding to the Asheville Police Department evidence room audit to 'restoring integrity' in the office.
The still-secret report, completed more than two years ago, has loomed large in the primary contest between incumbent Ron Moore and challenger Todd Williams. Both candidates addressed the matter at an April 11 forum.
This is Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of open government and citizens’ rights to public information. Public records are often the lifeblood of Carolina Public Press' investigative reporting, so today we’re taking stock of key gov ...
The latest audits reveal new details on missing items and how the APD is trying to restore accountability to its evidence handling.