Deputies say a Fulton County jailer was arrested after having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate


A Fulton County detention officer and another man face charges after she was accused of having a relationship with an inmate.

On Saturday, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office announced that one of its members had been arrested and fired.

Latasha Baker, 37, was arrested Thursday night and charged with three counts of possession of controlled substances by prisoner and three counts of violating oath of office.

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Baker was fired from her job as a detention officer at the South Annex Jail in Union City on Friday where she was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.

She initially worked with the department from February 2016 to January 2022. She was reassigned in June 2023.

It is not clear what contraband she brought into prison.

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“I am committed to holding every employee accountable to the oath they take to protect and serve our community,” says Fulton County Sheriff Patrick “Pat” Labatt. “This officer’s actions certainly do not reflect the actions of the rest of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. Bringing contraband into any of our facilities will not be tolerated.”

During the investigation, another man was arrested and charged. Jaheim Arnold, 20, faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers, and traffic violations.

There is no information about Arnold’s connection to the investigation.

Both are being held in the Fulton County Jail without bail.

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