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AG still hasn't ruled on Harrisburg police officer

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The state attorney general's office continues its investigation into allegations against Harrisburg police officer Jenny Jenkins.

Meanwhile, she continues to collect her salary - which a city website shows is $64,500 a year. Jenkins was put on administrative leave with pay in mid-October, meaning to this point she's collected about $37,000 without working.

I called the attorney general's office Tuesday afternoon to find out anything about the progress of the investigation. I left a message but did not get a return call.

Harrisburg police alleged in October that Jenkins had misappropriated funds as president of the Police Athletic League. A source within the police department said Jenkins took thousands of dollars in grant money and salary from a job that was supposed to be voluntary.

Harrisburg police turned the case over to the Dauphin County district attorney's office, but District Attorney Ed Marsico was on the PAL board so he turned it over to the attorney general's office.

One source within the police department expected this case to be wrapped up a couple of months ago. Another one told me the AG's office takes its time on investigations. But their time is costing Harrisburg money.

I talked with Jenkins Tuesday night. She didn't want to offer any comment on the situation, but does feel that she will be cleared.

Jenkins did have a big supporter in councilwoman Eugenia Smith who passed away last month. Smith felt that Jenkins may have been hurt by a lack of managerial experience.

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