- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson has paid out an estimated $85,000 so far to eight police employees who were being investigated for possible ties to a prostitution ring.

Four officers and a crime-scene technician were fired last month and The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/1E6CvqU) that all five are appealing the police department’s decision.

Two other officers resigned before the investigation was concluded and an eighth officer still is under investigation after providing new information to the department’s internal affairs investigators. He remains on paid leave.

Police began investigating a ring of illegal massage parlors in December 2011. The officers’ possible involvement as customers was discovered earlier this year.

The Star says the estimated payout figure of $85,000 covered up to the end of July.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.tucson.com

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