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Review reveals missing evidence

A variety of issues in the department were reported.


February 15, 2017

Thomas Garcia

The city of Tucumcari has identified numerous problems within the Tucumcari Police Department after a department review, including problems with evidence, administration and more.

A recent inventory of the evidence and property at the Tucumcari Police Department revealed that 17 firearms from nine criminal cases are unaccounted for, according to City Manager Jared Langenegger.

Langenegger said the cases are from between 200...

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Reader Comments

valapo123 writes:

Wow so between 2007 and 2014 and just now it’s an issue. The City Manager should of took action a long time ago. This was also just reported to the City Commissioners at the last public meeting and one of the City Commissioners asked how come we haven’t heard about this before and the City Manager responded simply as “I Don’t Know”. We need a review of all departments to make sure this don’t happen again since it took 3 years to address the issue and some concerned citizens.


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