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Braintree Police Moving Evidence Room After Scandal

Town councilors approved $200,000 to move the evidence room to the lower level of the building

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    The Braintree Police Department will move its evidence room after an audit found that thousands of pieces of evidence had gone missing. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016)

    The Braintree Police Department will move its evidence room after an audit found that thousands of pieces of evidence had gone missing.

    Town councilors approved $200,000 to move the evidence room to the lower level of the building. The money will also go towards other upgrades.

    An audit earlier this year found that hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of evidence had been mishandled.

    The investigation revealed that 4,709 pieces of narcotics evidence was missing, more than 60 guns were unaccounted for, and more than $400,000 in cash seized from criminals was also missing.

    This discovery led to dozen of criminal cases being tossed out.