Earlier this week an Atlanta police officer was fired after $500 went missing from a victim of a deadly shooting.
Atlanta police investigated former officer Keisha Richburg before firing her. The point of the investigation was not to find out if Richburg actually took the $500 but instead to find out why it was missing. Richburg worked for Atlanta police for almost 3 years and knows the departments’ policies and protocol but she didn’t properly account the victim’s money.
“Officer integrity goes to the heart of what we do here every single day,” Police Chief Erika Shields said in the statement. “It’s imperative the public have trust in our word and our actions. It’s extremely disappointing to see the victim of a fatal shooting be victimized twice by the actions of one of our officers.”
From the WSBTV:
The deadly shooting happened on Marietta Road in Northwest Atlanta on June 19th.
Police arrested An-Nur Green, 43, for allegedly shooting Jamel Harris in the head because of an argument that turned violent. Harris, a married father, died at the hospital, authorities confirmed.
Leilani Collier tried to help Harris while he was wounded and opened his wallet to find his name, she told Channel 2 after the incident. She turned the wallet over to the police and let Harris’ wife know about the money.
Police allegedly told Lanique Harris, who was pregnant with the couple’s second child, there was no money.
“We have a mortgage to pay,” Lanique Harris told Channel 2 after the incident. “We have funeral expenses. He didn’t have life insurance, just that money would have really helped us.”
Once the administrative case is closed, Atlanta police said they will turn it over to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.