No photo

An Atlanta police officer who was handling a murder victim's wallet when $500 in cash went missing was terminated after 2 1/2 years on the job.

Former Atlanta police officer Keisha Richburg responded to the scene of a fatal shooting on June 19. The cop's body cam shows her handling the victim's wallet which contained $500 in cash.

Bodycam video posted to the Atlanta Police Department's YouTube channel shows a paramedic remove the cash from shooting victim Jamel Harris's wallet, tucks the money loosely into the wallet, then give the wallet and the man's cell phone to officer Richburg.

Moments later, Officer Richburg's body cam shows her seated in her patrol unit while the rap song "A Lot" by 21 Savage blares on the squad car's radio.

The bodycam shows the stack of cash in the wallet in her left hand (pictured). But seconds later, the cash is gone and she is shown handling the empty wallet and cell phone.

A paramedic told Harris' widow Lanique the wallet contained $500 cash when he found it. But police later told her Harris' wallet was empty. Lanique is pregnant with the couple's baby and she has no insurance to bury her husband, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

After an internal instigation, Richburg was terminated from her job - but not for stealing the money, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She was fired for not following police department policy when handling money found at a crime scene.

A police report states: "Officer Richburg transfers the victim's wallet from her right hand to her left hand; it is readily apparent the money is no longer tucked inside the wallet."

Police Chief Erika Shields said in a statement that Harris was "victimized twice."

"It's imperative the public have trust in our word and our actions," she said. "It's extremely disappointing to see the victim of a fatal shooting be victimized twice by the actions of one our officers."

The District Attorney's office will determine later whether to press charges against Richburg.

A union rep defended the former officer, saying Richburg "didn't know" there was money in the wallet.

"They haven't proven that she had the money or took the money," the union rep said.

A 43-year-old man who had been arguing with Harris before the shooting was arrested and charged with his murder.

  • Seldomseen

    Not surprising. Happens a lot with EMTs, medical staff, police etc.....

  • Tinytoon
  • Yardgirl
    Losing your job over $500?? You Big Dummy!! SMH

  • Marlika

    ????? What’s going on with all this damn stupidity? The bald headed heffa didn’t know her body cam was recording?? I hope the deceased man haunts her ugly behind!?????

  • Soda

    How you know her hair ain't pulled back into a tight, long ponytail? ?

  • Lovely1

    I was telling my folks about this story. I hate that happened just to her, because I'm sure plenty of folks do it. Doesn't make it right, but we know she ain't the only one doing it.

  • MrsSpice1

    Smh sad that these officers, and fire fighters, teachers etc those who actually put they lives on the line for others can barely afford to pay their bills and survive. I never fkn understand how sport players and goofy celebrities are millionaires over ppl that actually make a difference in this country and we need! They should be the ones making millions praised and celebrated!!!! not some stupid athletes rappers and robotic singers!! This country is sooooo backwards!

  • Trey

    No need to feel sorry for this clown. A brazen theft is what this is. She had her camera on and STILL tried to be slick.....I keep tellin yall that the bar to be a police officer is waaayyy too low

  • KcoolMuziq

    Why does she get fired for "allegedly" taking money but other officers get paid leave for killing victims?

  • Tinytoon

    Thank you! This chick should be glad they didn't arrest her. The former Duncan Donuts manager is in hot water for $1600.


    OT: but Sandra, can we get a post on rapper's Chaz Gotti's grandma Susan 'Sue' Washington who was found beaten at the Lima Rehab & Nursing Center? They said she fell and Kamala Harris & Krump was there protesting, but it seems like not much is being reported on it. Gotti was in that old rap group with Waka Flocka. And that old lady has bruises all over her face and a swollen eye smh

  • Karen Brady

    It's not. But nice try.

  • Karen Brady

    Trifling. Clearly she figured that was plenty of nail money. I can't stand a thief.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    It’s never going to make sense

  • Ms.Devereaux


  • Alextra Ballard

    I’m not sayin she stole the money,however Richburg tellin a bold face lie when she stated “she didn’t know there was money in the wallet”...hell,even I see the money hang’n out so I know she did as well...ol line ass

  • DroneRivers

    But some people will swear cops are the most honest and upstanding people.

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!! What is wrong with people? Sheesh

  • EBuzzB

    You can get fired as cop for stealing $500 dollars but can't get fired or charge with killing an unarm black man. They are so quick to blast us for things we do but won't be their own on front street. Not saying she didn't but this doesn't require public shaming.

  • Trey

    So she was given the money(in the wallet)...that you saw on camera...and she turned over the wallet (without the money) that is also on camera...and you still say "Im not saying she stole the money"?

  • Listen2Me

    Because she can see. Even if the top was pulled backed (it’s not), those sides are bald.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Idk why black and brown people think that they can succesfully pull white scams. Baby... you’re black/brow af aint no way! I know for a fact that cops and sherrifs rob drug dealers and criminals all the time hell cops plant evidence on folks in broad daylight and they get paid leave. People with GOOD jobs out there stealing $1300 $500, this economy was supposed to be so good we would be tired of winning.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So you jeopardize your job, your long-term career, and your reputation over $500? Sorry, zero sympathy from me

  • Coy little wink

    ESPY Awards fashion post please.

    Corrupt cops ain't nothing new...isnt skimming money from busts part of the protocol?

  • Fred G sanford

    And to make matters worse she was playing 21 savage in her patrol car smh

  • Listen2Me

    Especially when they arrest drug dealers and/or have large drug bust. And we know they’re getting more than $500.
    Not saying the situation is right, but they cover for their own.

  • Listen2Me

    ?? I was like SANDRA did not have to add that tidbit of info.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Me neither. But I love it when a thief gets busted though, like this woman. Stealing from a dead man? Doesn't get much lower than that.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Just dumb. And this could follow her for the rest of her life too. Any future employer who googles her name will be able to pull up this story on the internet. Who's going to want to hire a thief? smh

  • chan chan

    Most cops steal money all the time what’s new?

  • Dowoop

    She worse than the Dunkin Donuts lady.

  • Yardgirl

    Theee worst!!!

  • Dowoop

    Drug dealers aren't going to come and make a fuss about missing drug money. A pregnant widow with no insurance on the other hand.

  • Karen Brady

    All of this!!!!! AGREED!

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Oh well she will be okay and go work 2 counties over by sundown tomorrow. She is protected by the pigs in blue

  • currvalicious

    My thing is, she didn't know the dash can or body can was activated & recording her movements in, out, & around the rmp? Dummy risked it all for 500$?...smh....this isn't her first go 'round. She was to casual about it. Like she didn't think twice about taking the money.

  • Alextra Ballard


  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    True, lots of cops probably steal, and for every one that gets caught, there's probably 100 who get away with it. But most cops who aren't dumb enough to do it with their body cams on. That's what tripped her up, otherwise she probably would have continued doing this her whole career and gotten away with it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • DroneRivers

    Dumb isn't even the word! Getting steady (albeit low) pay, but screwed up her whole life for $500.

  • chan chan

    I’m glad she was caught what she did was disgusting and illegal. These cops commit y’all types of crimes not have the nerve to arrest people for the same stuff they do. I’m tired of people in power being corrupt.

  • Rayne

    Damn did she know her camera ? can see her? Smfh

  • Roxii Spades

    If you can can kill. But those nails said it all...I couldn't take her serious as a officer.

  • Wreckognize Game

    "How many times you got shot? A lot" while working a shooting victim's murder hits differently.

  • CookieMobster

    How much money you steal? A LOT. LoL at thought of this. In the words of your self, Fred.... YOU BIG DUMMY!!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Soda

    Calm down. It wasn't that serious.

  • Marlika


  • Marlika

    If it makes you feel better to think that, then by my guest.?

  • Listen2Me

    I know..that’s why I didn’t cuss ?

  • KarmaBackAround

    They say them cops get paid pennies... maybe she thought this was a crime of drugs/ money and decided to pocket it (as we know some officers do)..maybe she shouldve been the actual killer n she wouldve got away with it all (like some officers do)...

  • R Smith

    So true - look at the white folks over at LIRR. Cheating on overtime and some of these folks made over $400k by cheating. And, they were allowed to retire with full pensions. How you make over $300k when your base salary was just $59k?

  • MsSapphire9800

    Lawd...Alex can I get stealing for she is out of a job. They fired her ass quicker than they do for corrupt and murderer police officers.

  • deidre martin

    Wow- Low and classless. No morals or integrity
    Bish repent!!!!!

  • Lovely1

    Absolutely! They're making an example out of her and it sucks so bad...because they're so many more ppl doing it. And by "many more ppl" you know who I mean. I'll just sum it up by saying "It's all politics".

  • NewNew

    I was just saying this morning thatvwhen the cops go after those folks who collected the armored car money from the side of the road that the corrupt ones will pocket it. Now look. Smh.
    Was the measly $500 worth it, Lady?

  • hottlanta

    I remember such a casé years ago where they arrested a crackhead n she complained when upon leaving her 5 carat yellow diamond ring was not in her belongings. She said they acted like she didnt know what she was talking about plus she is a crackhead. Shefamily showed old n recent photos of her wearing the ring. They had nothing else to say after that.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Sooo Richburg didn’t get fired for stealing the 500dollas.....she got fired for not following proper protocol when handlin “crime seen money” ? ?????

  • hottlanta

    Got me wondering what proper protocol do they do with thé drugs they seize during a raid.


    If you can can kill.

    Why do people always say that? Not being funny or throwing shade. Seriously wanna learn something taday

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Man I was looking at that. like they let her wear that? smdh

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    "She was fired for not following police department policy when handling money found at a crime scene." So, this is a fancy way of saying she fired for not turning off the body cam, getting caught or not putting in the "precinct's policeman's fund." aka splitting the evidence?

  • Roxii Spades

    It normally goes...If you can lie, you can steal..if you can steal, you can kill. Basically a person without morals is liable to do anything.

  • Roxii Spades


  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I'm right there with you. Confused.

  • Karen Brady

    RIGHT!!! Those nails have me scratching my head. I coudn't take her seriously either.

  • xxxgracious

    I forgot about ol Antoine. I was just starting college in my apartment 9 years ago and I remember turning on the news and he was on TV. I never laughed so hard in my life ????? hide yo kids, hide yo wife's, and your husbands cause they raping EVERYBODY out here ?

  • Roxii Spades

    Those look like the hands of a thief.

  • Not Today

    Transfer from right hand to left?

  • Tiffany Miller

    People are NOT honest. But you are wearing a BODYCAM!!! They wear the body cam and STILL can't be trusted!!! STUPID!!! And the police stole some of that money from the armored truck as well... they only found $200? RIIIIIGHT!!!

  • Russiancreme

    She proof that nobody with half a working brain wants to be a cop. Police depts all over are scrapping the bottom of the barrel to fill these positions. Here in my city a few weeks ago a 24 yo cop was drunk driving n speeding n ran his car into a restaurant n killed a lady. I just beat 3 bogus traffic tickets in court this week cus the young cop wanted to pull me over to ask "where da guns n drugs at" ?. He showed up in court got all his facts wrong and had the judge apologizing to me and telling me I did a good job arguing my case. Cops response in open court? "IDC, I'm getting paid". Well me too buddy, I'm on salary n left work early.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Don't trust a dyke.

  • Nathan Hastings

    She sold that shit for dope.

  • hottlanta

    She might have but she knew she had it on her hand when she hot arrested. They probably thought she stole it bcas black women r not supposed to have yellow rocks on their hand. U know they did an investigation 2 see was it stolen to try to lock her up longer.

  • NaeNae2015

    Everybody is shady!!!! I'm STILL amazed at the number of people who admired the ingenuity of the Dunkin’ Donuts manager charged with hiring fake employee and pocketing paychecks.......these type of people are parents passing on their shady ways to their kids!!

  • Primo Levi

    Black ppl just get dumb & dumber wtf is wrong with them!

  • Guest©

    She's stolen much more than that mosr likely . She just got caught stealing 500.

  • Pamela

    Who is Krump?

  • Michelle

    Pathetic! Typical gutter rat. Garbage wearing a badge.....

  • joel adams

    Black lesbian police MEN are the worst.

  • joel adams

    They do dumb shit that men been doing for yrs

  • joel adams

    American gangster was 2008. It’s 2019.

  • Chipswife

    U gotta be a low life human being to steal from this dead man!

  • Chipswife

    Not all but some police think they can do anything and not suffer consequences

  • Chipswife


  • angrysolo

    a poster on the Dunkin’ donuts post said we’d see more folks risking it all for small grips of monies in these times

  • nyla00

    In addition from stealing from a dead person. She’s now unemployed over a measly $500. ?????

  • Passion

    Stupid, greedy, unemployed!

  • Brooklyn23
  • RealATLPeach36

    It was suppose to be an extra $500 from a dead person... just damn stupid until the point of me laughing

  • Shelly

    This dumb chick gambled her career for $500? She could have made that in overtime. What a idiot.

  • onelove

    now that cunt fo sho!

  • Raquel

    In that order!! lol

  • Raquel

    Wonder how much sh*t went down prior to the bodycams?

  • Raquel

    Sh*t, I ain't take her serious when it said she was blaring 21 Savage. lol

  • Roxii Spades

    LMAO! Right! & it was blasting.

  • KLove

    how much money you got??...a lot!!

    LOL thats all i got

  • Evillene

    LOL. Except it's not. Girlfriend knew better.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong
  • Strappyheels

    Most human beings are trash

  • Moon Lee

    She's just got caught this incident. She's done this before. Thief...

  • Raquel

    Why she look like Pusha T brother, No Malice from they old group Clipse??

  • 2gr8ful

    Kesha if you would have waited a couple of weeks you may have been in the vicinity of 285 and that windfall.. Correction: those people have to give some/all/none of that money back.. so never mind. ?

  • Queen B

    Atlanta dont mind firing the officers here lol and I'm thankful for that....these mf'ers ain't getting away with the bs

  • Bree

    Where is the family of this individual? The police wouldn't have to press charges, I would be on the first thing smoking downtown. Losing a career over $500 really?! Once again, she is as dumb as the Dunkin Donuts manager. I always wonder how is that these folk get hired. But then again, snakes have their own way of slithering in.

  • ClaireHuxtable
  • ClaireHuxtable

    She should have put the money down her bra.

  • Li-Wright

    It almost seems like she was setup....didn't she know the camera was rolling?

  • trae

    I'm sure that wasn't the first person she took money from .

  • Jas


  • Queen B

    She did but just wasn't think bc the camera is always on so I think she just forgot about it

  • Logan Roberts

    Girl, please slap yourself in the face three times. You went through all that basic training for nothing, I know your family is embarrassed. #Sillyrabbit.

  • Logan Roberts

    Girl, please slap yourself in the face three times. You went through all that basic training for nothing, I know your family is embarrassed. #Sillyrabbit.

  • Eileen


  • Skin Deep Beauty

    TI probably had her on speed dial as his go to! Just when he THOT he was gonna run for office in a ATL ! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Sushi

    Desperate people do desperate things, that is the" have not" mentality in Atlanta. .... One of the reasons I left.....

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Here we go with the conspiracy BS! Her bodak black azz got the busted! Now go become a trap rap old fired cop rapper and blare that on you speaker!

  • Lady” Youngblood

    The cops were I live rob my brothers all the time. Then they let them go. They even ran up in my house and locked my mother up. When my brothers got there they let my mom go. Robbed my brothers for there drugs and cash and let them out on the corner. They kept the cash but planted the drugs on this kid we call Monty. So nothing new hear

  • DC Ren’ee

    Not Surprised!

  • mialaoyin

    She is a way bigger dummy than your son Lamont ever was!

  • disqus_IyEJdAN9NX

    Embarrassed as hell!!!