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CALIFORNIA: Suspect Exposes Officers to TB


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.


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