A state review is scheduled to begin today of a Colorado Springs Police Department investigation into the improper disposal of evidence.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers plans to send two prosecutors today for the review, which will look at whether the department followed proper procedures and completed a through investigation.
Suthers' office won't recommend potential disciplinary actions.
The review was requested by City Manager Lorne Kramer, who says he wants to ensure public and City Council confidence.
An internal investigation found that employees in the police department improperly destroyed nearly 21-thousand pieces of evidence in more than nine-thousand cases.
Evidence room supervisor Terry Lauhon is on paid leave pending the outcome of another internal investigation.
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