A Texas law enforcement officer was arrested in a prostitution case and was fired the next day.
Brian Davis was an assistant chief deputy at the Precinct 5 Constable’s Office in Harris County, which includes Houston. He was charged with solicitation on Wednesday.
“We hold our delegates to the highest standard,” his boss Ted Heap told local TSTIME affiliate KTRK. “His resignation is effective immediately.”
Davis was arrested in Montgomery County, which borders Harris County to the north. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said it had arrested 14 people during the sting operation at an undisclosed hotel. All 14 were charged with solicitation, which is a felony in Texas.
“We are sending a notice that we will not tolerate this activity in our community,” the Montgomery County Sheriff said in a press release. “We will arrest and charge those guilty of this illegal act.”
Davis is married and a 30-year law enforcement veteran who previously worked as a Houston police detective, local TSTIME affiliate KHOU reported.