Phoenix PD fires officers who removed baseball cards

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PHOENIX (AP) — Two Phoenix police officers got into trouble when they found and removed valuable baseball cards glued to a bedroom door at a foreclosed home in central Phoenix.

Phoenix police said Officers Al Jackson and Marysol Larrison used knives to remove 44 cards including a Babe Ruth, a Willie Mays and an Ernie Banks, all in mint condition and possibly worth hundreds of dollars.

The officers eventually lost their jobs after admitting to swiping the cards with the idea of selling them online.

The department said Jackson left as part of an agreement and retired in March prior to a disciplinary hearing.

Larrison was fired, appealed her termination to a civil-service board, and was reinstated.

An internal investigation concluded both officers violated the police department's code of ethics.