Attorney General's Office to Review Investigation of Missing Evidence

By: AP
By: AP

Attorney General John Suthers is sending two prosecutors to Colorado Springs Monday to review the police department's investigation into the improper disposal of evidence.

Police say thousands of pieces of evidence were mistakenly destroyed, sold or returned to owners. A police investigation blamed leadership problems in the evidence section but found no criminal intent.

City Manager Lorne Kramer asked the attorney general to review the police findings. He says he doesn't have any suspicions about the police investigation. He says he wants the attorney general's review to reassure the city council and the public.

Meanwhile, some police officers are pushing for a vote of no-confidence in Police Chief Luis Velez.

The Police Protective Association's board said it doesn't want to take a vote. But some rank-and-file members are gathering petition signatures to override the board.

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