HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS - Months after it was revealed that thousands of pieces of evidence in the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office were destroyed, a new audit has found only two items missing.
The independent audit of the evidence room was launched on Nov. 8, and out of the 19,000 items sealed and stored in the room, only two DVDs were missing, both for closed cases.
Herman says safeguards are in place for when they do decide to clear out evidence in the future.
“When we do that, there will be at least three sets of eyes, a better check-and-balance, if you will,” Herman said.
The auditor praised the Constable’s office for the way it has organized and accounted the current inventory, but that auditor did make a few suggestions, including installing new locks.
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