Fentanyl Spill At Police Station Prompts Changes To Drug Evidence Repackaging Procedures

A potentially deadly fentanyl spill that happened at the Duluth Police Department has prompted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to modify current lab procedures for repacking and returning drug evidence. Like A Bag Of Flour That Tipped Over An undercover officer and a crime scene technician were reportedly transporting drug evidence from the GBI lab at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, when they realized that one of the boxes containing the drugs spilled. The spill was said to look like a bag of flour that tipped over. The…

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‘Hundreds die’ in India police custody, says rights group report

Nearly 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report. The rights group said no policeman was convicted for a prisoner’s death in custody during this period. India’s police routinely attributes deaths in custody to illness, attempted escape, suicide and accidents. But rights groups say a large number of such deaths happen because of torture in custody – claims officials reject. On Monday, the rights group released a a 114-page report which examines “police disregard for…

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Orlando mosque fire: Police arrest suspected arsonist

A 32-year-old man has been arrested over last Sunday’s fire attack on a Florida mosque, which was attended by the Orlando nightclub gunman. Joseph Michael Schreiber faces at least 30 years in prison if convicted on charges of arson with a hate crime enhancement, said authorities. The suspect allegedly made multiple anti-Muslim posts on social media. The Islamic Center of Fort Pierce was heavily damaged in the fire, which was set on the anniversary of 9/11. Omar Mateen, who occasionally went to the mosque, shot dead 49 people in Pulse…

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Local Virginia police department accepts canned food items as parking ticket payment

AVirginia police department is asking residents to pay theirparking tickets in canned food items that will go to a local charity. From September 13 until the end of the year, the Strasburg police department in Virginia will accept 10 canned food items as a from of payment for parking tickets. “We’re hoping it draws more attention to things and, through the multiplier effect, people will end up donating who don’t get any tickets,” police chief Tim Sutherly told the Northern Virginia Daily. According to the local newspaper the idea came…

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Dalit Man Dies In Custody, Entire Kanpur Police Outpost Suspended

KANPUR: All 15 policemen at a police outpost in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur have been suspended and one has been accused of murder after a young Dalit man was found dead in custody. Some of the policemen are missing. Kamal Valmiki, 25, was called in for questioning on Tuesday about a theft. Yesterday, he was found hanging in lock-up. News of his death brought a large group of protesters, including Valmiki’s relatives, to the police post. The mob clashed with the police and threw stones at them. Valmiki’s family alleges that he…

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