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Dallas police sort 2,000 cases found in garage

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October 10, 2009 06:13 PM EST | AP


DALLAS — The Dallas Police Department is investigating if more than 2,000 family violence cases stored in the garage of one of its 35-year veterans were handled properly and filed with the district attorney's office.

Detective Mickey East says he took the documents home to organize them and put files together. He has entered only about 10 of his cases into the family violence unit database since 2005.

Officials are reviewing department policies to determine which rules he violated.

Police say it could take months to sort through the files.

Dallas County First District Attorney Terri Moore says prosecutors will wait until the police department complete its internal review before deciding how to proceed.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com