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Atlanta police officer fired for stealing $500 from dead man

A police officer in Atlanta  has been fired after she was accused of stealing US$ 500 from the victim of a fatal shooting in June.

The officer, Keisha Richburg was fired after an administrative investigation into the allegations. She was accused of taking the money from a homicide victim Jamel Harris after it was allegedly handed over to her by a woman who found him, along with his ID.

Atlanta Police Department in a statement has said that the investigation failed to determine if the officer took the money, but she was fired for not properly accounting with the department’s policies and procedures.

The accusations were from an alleged incident which occurred on the 19th of June on Marietta Road in Northwest Atlanta, where Leilani Collier found Jamel Harris by the side of the road with a gunshot wound. She added that she found the driver’s license in his wallet, as well as a stack of cash.

She told the station she then handed over the items, along with the money, to a female police officer who arrived at the scene.

Source : Various