Loophole on Cops, Sex With Prostitutes Closed in Final State

No more of that in Michigan
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2017 12:11 AM CST
"The brave men and women in Michigan's law enforcement community work tirelessly to help ensure the safety and well-being of all Michiganders," Snyder said.   (Pixabay)

(Newser) – Michigan is no longer the only state in the country where undercover cops can legally have sex with prostitutes. Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Wednesday that removes a provision that prevented officers from being prosecuted for committing prostitution offenses on duty, MLive reports. The two bills involved "help ensure the ongoing integrity and accountability of our law enforcement system by clarifying what actions officers are exempt from while performing their official duties," Snyder said. The Detroit Metro Times reports that police say undercover officers were already instructed never to have sex with prostitutes to further investigations. (Hawaii closed a similar loophole in 2014.)

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