(Carolina Public Press) Following up on instructions issued by Asheville City Council, City Attorney Bob Oast has requested that Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore share suggestions for running the Police Department’s evidence room.
The written request, however, stopped short of explicitly asking that Moore make public portions of a disputed evidence-room audit.
At its July 24 meeting, Council instructed Oast make the inquiry following a presentation by Mike Wright, manager of Blueline Systems & Services, the company hired by the city to conduct the audit. Wright described a room and filing system in deep disarray, with thousands of items uncounted for and difficult to locate, and listed several recommendations for improving the management of evidence at the department.
A portion of the audit contains Bluelines’ recommendations, Wright noted. Moore has refused to release the audit to the public
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