A Texas precinct chief was one of 14 individuals arrested during a covert prostitution sting headed by the Montgomery Co. Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit.
The operation was successfully executed at a local hotel two nights ago.
Brian Harris, who oddly enough commands the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office, was detained and booked at Montgomery County Jail where he currently awaits his bail hearing.
Harris’s employment has already been terminated, “effective immediately,” per the Constable’s Office.
“We hold our deputies to the highest standards,” said Ted Heap of Precinct 5.
As it turns out, it’s not so uncommon for cops to be right in the middle of these prostitution stings in all the wrong ways.
Jason DiPrima, a Georgia deputy chief of police, was recently himself in a nearly identical situation earlier this month.
Officer DiPrima, who was also out of town like Harris, was apprehended in Florida after attempting to pay $120 per half hour with a female he thought was a high-end “woman of the night.” He was charged with solicitation of a prostitute, a misdemeanor in the state of Florida.
Brian Harris also faces the charge of solicitation of a prostitute, only it’s a felony offense that carries a maximum fine of $10,000 and two years in jail, at most.
Then again, these are interesting times we live in.
Left-wing District Attorneys in America’s major cities have been on a crusade to ensure that if you do the crime, you won’t do the time.
It seems every other day there’s a new story about a suspect with a long history of violent crime committing, you guessed it, another violent crime.
Simultaneously, the wheels of justice magically start turning when it comes to police officers.
“We are sending a message that we are not going to tolerate this activity in our community. We will arrest and charge those who engage in this illicit act,” said Precinct in an official press release.”
It would be wise for Brian Harris to spare no expense when it comes to his hiring of legal defense.