A Phoenix police officer accused of taking old baseball cards from a vacant home will get her job back, reports Channel 5 (KPHO-TV).
Channel 5's Cara Liu put out a report in April about Marysol Larrison and Al Jackson, two officers who were disciplined for stealing property out of the home. Liu's online article doesn't actually say "stealing" -- it just dances around the concept:
The records also show Officer Larrison said she "never thought her conduct was illegal... since the property was in foreclosure."
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The cops apparently thought they'd struck gold when they saw the vintage cards glued to a door in the home. They peeled off the cards and pocketed them, and a "colleague" later turned them in. Though legendary Hall-of-Famers like Willie Mays, Don Drysdale and Ernie Banks were among the figures on the cards, a local cards shop had valued them at $15 due to their poor condition.
Larrison was fired and Jackson -- a 30-year veteran -- began his retirement sooner than planned.
Larrison forced the game into extra innings with the help of her lawyer and got herself reinstated as an officer. Her new punishment: A 120-hour unpaid suspension.
After all, it's not like shetook out the refrigerator and countertops.