western north carolina http://wfae.org en Asheville Police Evidence Room Audit Sparks Public Records Debate http://wfae.org/post/asheville-police-evidence-room-audit-sparks-public-records-debate <p>The Police Evidence Room in Asheville is the subject of an intense public records battle. More than a year ago, a partial audit revealed guns, drugs, and cash were missing. The police chief resigned.</p><p>Another, more thorough audit has been completed. But the district attorney won’t release its findings. He says it’s part of an ongoing SBI investigation.</p><p>A coalition of media groups sued for the audit’s release, and last week, a judge sided with the DA.</p><p>Jon Elliston is covering the dispute for the investigative website <a href="http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/">Carolina Public Press</a>, which is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. He spoke to Duncan McFadyen Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:21:07 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 13153 at http://wfae.org Asheville Police Evidence Room Audit Sparks Public Records Debate