APD part-time dispatcher arrested on custodial sexual misconduct charge

Published 3:16 pm Thursday, February 8, 2024

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A part-time Atmore Police Department dispatcher was arrested on a custodial sexual misconduct charge Feb. 8, according to officials.

Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Lucas Gaiters, was fired from his position today after APD administration staff discovered he had allegedly made inappropriate sexual advances toward a female inmate incarcerated at the city of Atmore Municipal Jail.

McMann said Gaiters was placed under arrest and then was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.

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McMann said the Atmore Police Department is committed to a zero tolerance policy in reference to the safety and wellbeing of citizens incarcerated in the Atmore Municipal Jail.