PARMA HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A Parma Heights police officer has just been indicted, accused of stealing drugs from the evidence room.
Bell joined the department in 2007. He was then named manager of the evidence room. In 2013, he was promoted to detective.
However, three months later, detectives noticed something odd in the evidence room.
During the period of theft, the evidence room had no security cameras at all.
"We have moved forward. It's disappointing, frustrating, but we are prepared to move forward to the victims we service and the other agencies we work with, and overcome this knock on our reputation," added Scharschmidt.
Bell had no comment when we contacted him.
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