The Santa Fe New Mexican recently reported on dozens of issues with the Santa Fe Police Department’s handling and storage of evidence.
“The problem is we still don’t know how many cases are affected,” said Jennifer Burrill, a public defender and vice president of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. “All we know is that it’s a mess.”
Stephen Campbell, a retired police chief and owner of SCS Northwest Consulting Services LLC, reviewed the department’s main evidence room, vaults for narcotics and firearms, two packaging areas and a long-term storage space.
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