Cleaner accused of stealing police officer's gun
October 1, 2009
ATLANTA — A member of the crew tasked with cleaning the Atlanta Police Department headquarters is accused of stealing a sergeant''s gun from the building, according to WSB-TV.
Elarrian Allen, who pled guilty under the first offender act to two counts of felony aggravated assault and was given three years probation, was found to be in possession of the gun after a search of his car by detectives turned up the missing firearm, the story stated.
According to the story, Sergeant Rosa Quintana was working late last Thursday and inadvertently left her personally-owned pistol in a police headquarters bathroom in a secure, limited-access area.
Quintana said: "The only one who would have access there is anyone who works on this floor and the cleaning crew. It was discovered in the trunk of his (Allen''s) vehicle."
The Office of Enterprise Asset Management administered the cleaning contract and is responsible for seeing that the contractor lived up to background checks and other conditions, the story noted.
Deputy Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said: "If the information is correct, he was on probation for a felony and he shouldn’t have had the access to public safety. In this case, we know that the contract service pulled the entire staff out, did backgrounds on everyone that was working in the building, and so we feel better about that situation."
Allen was taken to jail and fired from the cleaning crew, the story added.
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