Bills End Immunity for Mich. Cops Who Have Sex with Prostitutes

Bills End Immunity for Mich. Cops Who Have Sex with Prostitutes

November 30, 2017 05:26 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Police in Michigan would no longer be legally allowed to have sex with prostitutes during undercover investigations under legislation nearing Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.

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The Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday (Senate Bill 275), and the House passed a related one (House Bill 4355) 91-17. Both chambers had voted for the bills earlier this year.

Michigan is believed to be the last state in the U.S. that gives police immunity from prosecution in such circumstances after Hawaii made a change in 2014.

A sponsor of the legislation has said she does not believe officers are actually taking advantage of the law, but it should still come off the books.


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