Contra Costa Times (09.11.07) - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The Concord Police Department reports two of its officers were
exposed to TB Sunday while arresting a parolee with an active
case of the disease. The officers were responding to a
complaint that a man was refusing to leave a resident's
apartment on Bonifacio Street. A warrant for the man's arrest
was already out on charges of driving with a suspended
license; he had previously been convicted of drunk driving.
While the man was being processed at the police station, a
medical survey revealed he had TB. He was transferred at once
to the Martinez County Jail, which is better equipped to
handle his condition, said Cpl. Kerry Cerletti. Police
quarantined the arresting officers' patrol car and reported
the incident to county health officials. Both officers are
still on duty, Cerletti said.