Authorities in Michigan have suspended a Detroit police officer who was allegedly caught having sex with a cross-dressing prostitute in his patrol car.
"He is under investigation [and] is suspended with pay pending the [outcome of the] investigation," Samuel Blaogun, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department told AOL Weird News.
The alleged incident reportedly occurred about two weeks ago. The officer, who has not been identified, was on duty at the time, an official said.
Blaogun declined to go into any detail about how the officer was allegedly caught, but Detroit's WJBK reported that other officers spotted his patrol car parked in an area near the city’s northeastern district. When the officers went to investigate, they allegedly caught the officer engaged in "activity" with the prostitute.
Asked whether the prostitute has been arrested, Blaogun replied: "We are not releasing anything more. It is under investigation, and ... I can't go into details."
Police Chief Ralph Godbee has said he is troubled by the allegations and wants the investigation to proceed quickly.
"I think we should take very swift action as a police department," Godbee told WJBK.
The police chief continued, "I think it's important to note that this is misconduct that we discovered. We expect eight hours' work for eight hours' pay."