Posted: Feb 9, 2011 8:21 PM by Alison Haynes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police Superintendant Ronal Serpas tells WWL-TV that they've opened a criminal investigation of money missing from the department's property warehouse.
Serpas says the evidence commander discovered that $606 was missing when she checked to see whether drugs had accidentally been put into a double-keyed box for seized valuables.
He says commander Rose Duryea and officer Earl Johnson found the drugs - but not money logged in 12 days earlier.
The incident is being investigated as a theft, but Serpas says the money might have been misplaced.
Metropolitan Crime Commission president Rafael Goyeneche says there are only supposed to be two keys to the lock box. He says an even bigger problem is that there aren't any cameras where sensitive evidence is kept.