Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Trials and Tribulations of Vice Officers
Apparently, police officers in Jefferson County, Kentucky, have been discouraged from having sexual contact with women they are investigating for prostitution. This deplorable policy has been in effect for two whole years now. Prior to that, such touching was encouraged. (The linked article, from the Louisville Courier-Journal, is very detailed and informative, actually.)
In mid-June, Vice Squad noted that nudity and sexual contact had undermined potential prostitution cases following a series of raids in Maricopa County, Arizona. Today we learn that four early cases from the raids that already have resulted in convictions are likely to be overturned, too.
In an unrelated development, I have returned to Chicago from my sojourn abroad. Thanks to my co-bloggers for covering for me last week!