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August 11, 2006

Allegations Of Theft At Tuskegee Police Department

From the outside, it looked like a routine day for the police force in Tuskegee. Inside, however, it's anything but routine.

"That's the purpose of the investigation," said City Manager Alfred Davis.

Davis confirms investigators with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation are sniffing around the police department, looking to see whether someone stole drugs and money, evidence taken from recent drug raids. It's front-page news in Tuskegee and a top priority for the city administration.

"We were aware there were some issues and we moved quickly to make sure we investigated," said Davis.

This part of the story Davis won't confirm; sources close to the case tell 12 News $26,000 is missing from a safe that typically holds evidence from drug raids. Drugs were also reportedly stolen. At this point WSFA 12 News has learned the alleged theft has jeopardize at least 4 drug cases that haven't been resolved.

Publicly no one is saying who is the target of ABI's investigation. So far, no one's been charged and city officials won't speculate.

"Not puttin' the blame on anybody until the investigation is concluded," Davis said.

ABI has indicated it needs about another month to wrap up its case. The police chief did not return our message and the District Attorney isn't commenting.

Reporter: Bryan Henry

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