Police: Employee didn't disclose ties to suspect

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) --
A Tampa police employee has been suspended for allegedly failing to reveal her daughter's friendship with a man wanted in the killing of two officers.

Carolyn Riggins was relieved of her duties without pay
Wednesday. Police say she wasn't actively involved in the search
for fugitive Dontae Morris, and will be reinstated if investigators
find she did nothing wrong.

Police hired Riggins in 2000 as an office support specialist.
Most recently, she worked in the division that coordinates officers
for extra duty.

The 24-year-old Morris ended an intense manhunt by turning
himself in Friday, four days after he allegedly gunned down two
officers during a traffic stop. He's also suspected in two other
slayings, and faces an additional murder charge in a May shooting
death.


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