- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County prosecutors say a former county police officer has been sentenced for soliciting sex from prostitutes while on duty.

District Attorney’s spokesman Erik Burton said in a statement that Michael Cooper pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of violating his oath of office. Cooper was fired from the department in April 2014.

Burton says Cooper was sentenced to five years with one to serve in prison, and is ordered to serve five years in probation after his sentence.

District Attorney Robert James says Cooper must also surrender his Peace Officer Standards Training certification and may no longer work in law enforcement.

Officials say Cooper is also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, undergo HIV testing and a psycho-sexual evaluation within 60 days of being released from custody.

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