The latest audits reveal new details on missing items and how the APD is trying to restore accountability to its evidence handling.
In his first interview on the job, Tim Scapin says he’ll work to return public trust to the Asheville Police Department’s evidence handling. Also: ...
Details on former APD evidence manager’s guilty plea emerge amidst lingering questions.
William Ledessie Smith, III, of Spartanburg, S.C. pleaded guilty today to a federal charge stemming from a joint federal and state investigation into ...
“I’m hopeful we’re moving forward shortly” to conclude the investigation, Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore said Monday. But, he added, he plans to hold onto the Asheville City Council-commissioned audit of pilfered eviden ...
Chief William Anderson announced the hire, and said he now knows how evidence went missing and who is responsible. Meanwhile, he said, he’s still not seen the recommendations from a city-commissioned audit completed more than a year ago.
Photos by Police Chief William Anderson, included in one of the reports, show jam-packed evidence storage.
Records reveal what council discussed behind closed doors about the public records litigation.
Amidst mounting challenges for evidence custodians and analysts, a recent conference focused on fixes and opportunities.
The newly issued order follows one that dismissed a similar complaint against Buncombe DA’s office and also denies city’s request for attorneys’ fees