City Attorney’s request for APD audit recommendations

In this July 26 letter, City Attorney Bob Oast requests that Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore release part of the undisclosed Asheville Police Department evidence room audit containing recommendations for improving the facility’s practices.

Oast’s request

The request followed the July 24 Asheville City Council meeting, where auditor Mike Wright presented a report that showed the evidence room in deep disarray. At that meeting, APD Chief William Anderson noted that access to Wright’s recommendations could help his staff improve evidence room procedures.

Local media, including Xpress, have sued Moore and the city for their failure to release the audit. That lawsuit goes to court Sept. 4.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.