A Georgia detention officer is facing more than a dozen charges stemming from an inappropriate relationship with an inmate. Video shows the detention officer engaging in improper sexual behavior with an inmate, according to police. The video was reportedly discovered on a contraband phone that was found during a shakedown at the Fulton County Jail.
The Shakedown took place at the Fulton County Jail on Jan. 28, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The search resulted in 11 contraband cell phones. One illegal phone reportedly had a video of detention officer Kawana Jenkins (36), engaging in sexual behavior with an inmate.
In the video, Jenkins can be seen sitting on Jamal Ward’s lap. Ward is accused of murder. Jenkins is seen allegedly sitting on Jamal Ward’s lap in the video.
In March, another phone was confiscated from the jail, and that device allegedly also had a video of Jenkins engaging in improper sexual behavior with an inmate, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Jenkins was allegedly caught on video sucking Ward’s fingers.
Jenkins was taken into custody by WSB-TV on Monday after she was identified as the detention officer in the video.
Jenkins was taken into custody. She was released on a $135,000.
Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat stated that he was committed to transparency and holding employees accountable for their oaths. “The great majority of Fulton County Sheriff’s Office staff deserve to be commended because of their integrity and dedication in serving the community.
Jenkins worked for Fulton County Sheriff’s Office until December 2019.