A new state audit is showing that some Utah police departments need to improve how they handle evidence.

The audit released yesterday examined seven different departments in cities both large and small.

State Auditor John Dougall said there were no huge red flags, but that some departments had missing evidence, failed to properly store evidence or didn't properly dispose of evidence.

None of the police departments audited by the state were identified in the report.

Orem Police Chief Gary Giles, who also heads the Utah Chiefs of Police Association, says police departments statewide need to review their policies on evidence handling.

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