Dispatcher Fired After Shoplifting Arrest
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office dispatcher has been fired after authorities said she was caught on tape shoplifting while in uniform.
The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/MB4Tr7) Aariel Dorsey, 21, was arrested on June 15 and issued a misdemeanor summons after authorities said she was caught on video stealing from a retail store on the parish's west bank.
The Sheriff's Office said she was fired after internal meetings.
Sheriff's spokesman Glen Boyd said deputies were called to the store on Lapalco Boulevard on June 13 after a shoplifting report was received.
Boyd said the store manager told investigators she had surveillance video of two women, one wearing a Jefferson Sheriff's Office uniform, removing items from shelves and putting them in one woman's purse.
Two days after the incident, Dorsey met with detectives to discuss the incident.
Boyd said the decision to fire her was made after that meeting.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com