The Minneapolis Police Department will likely implement most of the recommendations contained in a state audit of the Police Department’s property room, which had been ordered last year after an officer embezzled more than $300,000 in drug money.
Police Chief Robert Olson said a study team of police officials is reviewing the recommendations, which call for tightened access to the property room and the evidence stored there.
“We just have to temper [the recommendations] with our business,” Olson told Law Enforcement News. “We’re not a bank; we’re a police department that’s run by cops and [civilian] employees who would not look at the situation the same way a financial institution would. We have to make sure we still do our business.”