There is no reason any of this property should not be returned without delay,
There is, and it’s this:
The property has been destroyed, sold, kept by corrupt police, taken home, given out as gifts, damaged, or otherwise rendered such that financial compensation would need to be made upon return of the property.
If this property doesn’t exist anymore...it’ll just trigger another court battle and the county itself gets stuck with the bill for the incompetence of the law enforcement. I’d go to each cop involved and do an audit of their possessions and cash flow since this mess started.
Yes, I would guess that most things of value have disappeared. The County Sheriff should be held personally responsible.
Betting most of that never made it to the evidence locker.