The Atlanta Journal-Structure
A Fulton County detention officer is dealing with a dozen costs after she was allegedly recorded having “inappropriate habits” with an inmate twice prior to now few months, authorities mentioned Wednesday.
Kawana Jenkins, 36, was arrested Monday after she was videotaped by a contraband cellphone seized throughout a latest shakedown on the jail, Fulton Sheriff Pat Labat mentioned in a information launch. Jenkins had been an worker of the sheriff’s workplace since December 2019. She was fired after authorities confirmed she was the particular person on the video, Labat mentioned.
In response to an arrest warrant obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Structure, the shakedown occurred Jan. 28 between 5:20 a.m. and seven a.m. in a number of inmate housing items. The contraband cellphone was certainly one of 11 seized in the course of the shakedown.
Within the video, Jenkins was allegedly seen sitting on the lap of inmate and accused assassin Jamal Ward whereas licking and kissing his face. The video additionally exhibits Ward repeatedly saying “give ’em to me” as she fingers him a pair of Cartier glasses, in accordance with the warrant.
In March, one other cellphone was confiscated from the jail, which allegedly confirmed Jenkins licking and sucking the finger of Ward whereas he was in custody. The incidents occurred someday between December and March, in accordance with the warrant.
Former Fulton County detention officer Kawana Jenkins has been arrested after being caught being inappropriate with a male inmate.
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Labat mentioned he was dedicated to transparency and holding every worker accountable following her arrest. He mentioned the actions of Jenkins didn’t mirror most women and men within the sheriff’s workplace.
“The overwhelming majority of staff are to be counseled for his or her integrity, dedication to service and the work they do day in and time out,” the sheriff mentioned.
Jenkins is booked into the jail the place she used to work. She is dealing with two counts of improper sexual contact by an worker or agent, 5 counts of violation of oath by a public officer, two counts of reckless conduct, two counts of cruelty to inmates, and one rely of acquire/procure/give inmate prohibited merchandise with out authorization, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.