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Boaz dispatcher convicted, on leave after flashlight theft

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Tucker is seen on surveillance footage testing the flashlight before walking out with it. Tucker is seen on surveillance footage testing the flashlight before walking out with it.
BOAZ, AL (WAFF) -

A dispatcher for the Boaz Police Department in Marshall County has been convicted of stealing a flashlight from a fellow officer. It was all caught on surveillance video, yet the dispatcher continues to proclaim his innocence.

Douglas Tucker claims the only flashlight he took was the one he ordered. He is now appealing his conviction to be heard by a jury of his peers in circuit court.

Sergeant Joseph Estes said he left his flashlight on the time card machine. In video from the Sep. 10 incident, he is seen putting something on top of the machine. He later walks out of the building, leaving it behind.

The next day, footage shows Tucker waiting to clock out, but sees something on top of the time card machine. He picks up a flashlight, turns it on and sees it's working. He is then shown putting it in his left pocket. Moments later he clocks out and leaves with the flashlight.

Tucker is still employed with the Boaz Police Department, but Chief Scott Farish said he is currently on leave without pay.

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