UC Berkeley Denies Concealed Carry License To Hero Cop On Medical Retirement
Former UC Berkeley police officer Allison Jacobs is being denied a concealed carry permit by the university because she is on medical retirement.
Jacobs is the officer who ascertained the identity of the man who kidnapped Jaycee Dugard. Dugard was kidnapped in 1991, and was held until Jacobs detected something suspicious about Phillip Craig Garrido in 2009.
She contacted Garrido's parole officer and it was soon discovered he had been holding Dugard captive for 18 years.
According to Fox News, Jacobs was injured on the job one year after Garrido's arrest and was "medically retired from the University of California Berkeley." And although retired "officers in California are issued CCWs, or concealed carry weapons permits, and police ID badges," Jacobs is being denied her CCW because she is on medical retirement.
When Jacobs asked for her CCW in 2010, she was told she was not eligible, and UC Berkeley "moved to revoke the permit from other police officers who had retired due to medical disability."
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