Akron Officer charged following criminal investigation

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Akron Police Officer, Erik Keenan, a nine year veteran, is charged with felony theft.

Kennan was charged following a lengthy investigation into missing funds from the Akron Police Department Explorers Post. Keenan was an advisor for the Akron Police Department Explorers Program.

The Akron Police Department Explorers Post is comprised of youth ages 14 - 20 that are interested in careers in law enforcement.

Officer Keenan resigned from the police department effective June 09, 2011. He was assigned to the Akron Public Schools, Community Learning Centers.

Officer Keenan appeared in Akron Municipal Court at 9:00 Friday morning where a signature bond was set at $5,000.00.

His next court appearance is set for June 24, 2011 at 9:00 am.