Thursday, February 17, 2011

Missing drugs.. in police custody

In another shinning example of the corruption that the drug war has helped foster, in Boston:

a Boston Police investigation into hundreds of bags of missing drug evidence has hit a dead end. Police discovered in 2008 that the drugs had been stolen from a department warehouse in Hyde Park, but have failed to turn up any leads or suspects. Drugs seized as evidence in 256 cases, including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and lots of prescription opiates, are all missing. An audit criticized lax security and a highly disorganized record-keeping system at the warehouse. Ten officers working at the warehouse were transferred after the audit, but because of lack of surveillance at the warehouse and the police code of silence, investigators have been unable to charge any of them. Reforms have been instituted, authorities said.

2 Comments:

At February 22, 2011 at 8:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way anyone will ever get charged with stealing this stuff. Cops protect their own. Funny that we arrest the guys dealing this stuff and take it away from them so the cops can then take it and sell it. Seem a bit hypocritical to you?

 
At February 22, 2011 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Another nail in the drug war coffin. This has been going on for years and years and at so many levels and around the world.

No one in law enforcement wants any of this cleaned up. Like the moonshine days, law enforcement is corrupted by greed and the lack of accountablity to anyone... not even themselves.

 

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