New bills: Cops would lose immunity for sex with prostitutes
LANSING — Under Michigan law, it's legal for police to have sex with prostitutes during an undercover investigation, but state Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, introduced a bill last week that would end that exemption.
Michigan is the only state in the nation to still provide immunity from prosecution for cops who have sex with prostitutes during an investigation, said University of Michigan law professor Bridgette Carr, who works with the university's Human Trafficking clinic. It was an exemption that was provided to protect officers during sting investigations of prostitution rings.
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I've heard some "back in the day" stories, circa that skeevy decade known as the 1970s, where cops- with total support (maybe even direction) from department management- would fully 'utilize' the services of prostitutes in furtherance of enforcing the law. The thinking was that by completing the 'act', the prosecution would be more solid.
But that was then. No departments have operated that way in a long time. And no prosecutor would dare take a case where the officer went half way, much less all the way, with a hooker (now called 'victims of human-trafficking').
The very thought of having sex (as part of your job) with the typical drug-addicted, STD-riddled, Michigan Avenue streetwalker makes me shudder.