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The weight of the evidence: Minneapolis eyes tighter security in property room

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.”

 

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Excerpted from Law Enforcement News
Feb 14, 1997. 
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