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Criminal evidence thrown in Glenpool Police Department dumpster

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 23:14:33-04

GLENPOOL, Okla. -- 2 Works for You investigates criminal evidence found in the dumpster behind the Glenpool police station.

The evidence includes pictures of victim’s bodies, full-page police records, cassette tapes, drug paraphernalia and more. From what we could uncover, most of the evidence was from 2003 to 2005 - all tossed out back like yesterday’s newspaper.

2 Works for You Investigator Travis Guillory tried to speak with the Glenpool police chief about the situation and was told the chief was available at first. Minutes later, we were told the chief was not available and denied an interview.

We called the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office and alerted them to what was going on. Less than an hour later, three unmarked vehicles arrived and began removing things from the dumpster, combing through the contents and laying it all out on the ground before taking it all away.

It appeared the investigators brought all of the recovered evidence back into the police station.

The DA said he spoke to the chief who said the evidence will be looked into and that the chief could request the DA’s office to investigate further. Officials with the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation told 2 Works for You that tossing evidence in full into a dumpster is not something that is taught and is not a practice of law enforcement agencies.

It is now unclear if there will be an external investigation.

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