Cleveland police officer suspended, hit with charges after being accused of stealing from Walmart--twice

Cleveland police officer suspended, hit with charges after being accused of stealing from Walmart--twice
A Cleveland Police Officer has been suspended for robbery and theft.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A Cleveland Police Officer has been suspended after being charged by North Olmsted Police with a misdemeanor and a felony.

Patrol Officer Tashalee Norris, 34, was relieved from duty and suspended without pay “pending the adjudication of the criminal charges.”

Norris was charged on Friday, April 12, 2019 with theft and robbery in Rocky River Municipal Court with a warrant issued for her arrest.

Police told 19 News that security caught Norris scanning some, but not all, of her items at the self check-out register at the Walmart Supercenter on Brookpark Road on Feb. 27.

Police also told 19 News that Norris was caught scanning some, but not all, of her items at the same Walmart location on St. Patrick’s Day.

However, that incident was listed as a felony because Norris was wearing a Cleveland Police Department sweatshirt over her Cleveland Police uniform with her police firearm, according to police.

Norris was hired in September of 2016 and most recently assigned to the Fourth District on Basic Patrol.

Per City of Cleveland records - Tashalee Norris has an annual salary of $56,768.85 and made $22,290.40 in overtime in 2018.

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