by Nick Delgado
Guam - A supervisor with the Guam Police Department's Evidence Control Section was given a letter of counsel after the officer decided to use Department of Corrections parolees to move evidence from the former forensics facility in Tiyan to the current location in Mangilao.
Chief of police Fred Bordallo could not release the name of the officer, only saying Internal Affairs identified the officer as being solely responsible for using the parolees during the move. A parolee attempted to steal a gun during the move, and the chief wants to ensure history doesn't repeat itself.
"Evidence is very crucial for cases and the only ones who should be accessible to evidence are those who are law enforcement employed by GPD, who are assigned to evidence control section and who are working collaboratively with the investigations bureau and we coordinate our effort with the AG's Office, no other party should be allowed in evidence control or moving evidence," said Bordallo.
The parolee, Thomas Toves Quichocho, was charged with theft of property and possession of an unregistered firearm.