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Police Not Looking to Consolidate Evidence Units

Local law enforcement has responded to a Nevada County grand jury report about how evidence is handled, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that police departments will do what the report recommends. The civilian panel looked at all law enforcement agencies in the county, and even though the grand jury report was mostly favorable, there was one change they thought the Grass Valley and Nevada City police departments should think about…

Listen to Alex Gammelgard

That’s Grass Valley Police Chief Alex Gammelgard. Nevada City Police Chief Tim Foley says having one evidence unit for both departments is just not feasible…

Listen to Tim Foley

The grand jury also recommended Nevada City hire a civilian technician to handle its evidence unit to free up an officer for patrol, which Foley says is something they were in the process of doing before the report was released. By law, agencies involved must respond to the grand jury report within 30 days, but they are not legally obligated to abide by its recommendations. Grass Valley issued their response at their most recent City Council meeting. Nevada City responded earlier last month.

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