KENSINGTON (CBS SF) — A Kensington police detective was suspended earlier this week after allegedly having sex with a prostitute who stole his gun, badge, and ammo from a Reno hotel room while he slept.
In late May, Sergeant Keith Barrow allegedly paid $70 to have sex with a prostitute while he was off duty.READ MORE: Support for Windsor Mayor Crumbles as Details of Alleged Sexual Misconduct Emerge
Barrow woke up to find his badge, two clips of ammunition, and his gun missing.
Barrow was never cited, and returned to work. He wasn’t suspended until earlier this week.
Residents in Kensington were outraged it took so long for Barrow to be disciplined.READ MORE: Hundreds at Bay Area Rallies March to Support Asian Americans
“It’s a career breaker, and it’s a really negative blot on somebody’s record. On the other hand, seems like if you’re paying somebody $186,000 a year there ought to be some accountability,” Mike Emery said.
Barrow’s stolen gun was later recovered by Reno police after the prostitute’s pimp shot himself in the leg with that gun.MORE NEWS: Former Sebastopol Mayor Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault Against a Minor
It’s unclear how long Barrow’s suspension will last.