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Durham Police Technician Accused Of Destroying Evidence

Posted May 9, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— TheDurham Police Departmentis coming to grips with an allegation against one of its own.

Bruce Preiss is a police technician accused of destroying evidence. He was responsible for storing items pertaining to a case.

Instead of storing them, the district attorney says Price drove around with the evidence for months, then just threw the evidence away.

"Anytime it is alleged that a member of our department has done something that may compromise the prosecution of a case with the ability to present it to a jury is very disturbing," says Maj. George Hare of the Durham Police Department.

Price is on paid leave from the Durham Police Department until officers finish investigating the allegations.