Attorneys expect more Santa Fe police evidence problems | KOB 4
Advertisement

Attorneys expect more Santa Fe police evidence problems

The Associated Press
Created: January 13, 2020 04:55 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Attorneys say a scathing report that found dozens of issues with the Santa Fe Police Department’s handling and storage of evidence is just the beginning.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports an audit from a public safety consultant release Friday found that evidence for a sexual assault from 2015, “could not be located after a prolonged search.”

Advertisement

The audit also found that 40 percent of inventory for misdemeanor cases should be disposed because it was held past the statute of limitations.

Chief Public Defender Bennett Baur says the report shows that police and prosecution practices have to be challenged around the state. 


(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comment on Facebook
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


AFR responds to early morning fire in Nob Hill

Santa Fe officials consider shutting down county’s juvenile detention center

SWAT standoff in NE Albuquerque after suspect barricades himself inside building

Actor Penn Badgley gets personal while in New Mexico

Community says final goodbyes to teenage brothers killed in crash