The police officer who was credited with saving kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard is now in the midst of a legal battle over her right to carry a concealed weapon. Allison Jacobs, a former police officer at UC-Berkeley, led police to the kidnapper, Phillip Garrido.


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In August 2009, Garrido went to the campus with Dugard, but Jacobs had suspicions about him and conducted a background check. She found out he was on parole for past sex crimes, and notified authorities that more investigation was needed. Dugard was rescued shortly thereafter, having spent 18 years as a captive.

A year later, Jacobs suffered an injury on the job and eventually had to leave the force due to the disability. Under state law, retired officers can still carry a concealed weapon, but the university changed its policy, saying Jacobs and others on disability weren't going to be considered "retirees."

Jacobs was therefore denied her permit to carry a concealed weapon. She is now suing the university, arguing she earned the right to carry a concealed weapon by putting her life on the line each day.

Jacobs and her attorney, Michael Morguess, joined Eric Bolling this morning on Fox and Friends. Both highlighted the fact that the university has "all of a sudden" taken issue with officers on permanent disability having concealed-carry permits, adding that it hadn't been an issue for decades.

Morguess explained that the policy shift is "contrary to state law." Jacobs said she's speaking out on behalf of the many other officers who are affected, since she has experience with the media from the Dugard case.

"The last thing we want is for other agencies to follow the University of California's policy, particularly where it violates state law. So we want to nip this in the bud," said Morguess.

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