Pinellas Co. deputy caught picking up prostitute
A Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy resigned after he was caught picking up a prostitute.
Deputy Robert Johnson resigned Monday after an internal investigation found that he lied to detectives. Johnson denied picking up a prostitute after Clearwater police saw him on September 12, 2012.
The investigation also showed that Johnson violated policy by leaving work early and telling his ex-wife that she was being investigated for doctor shopping.
None of the incidents resulted in criminal charges. Sheriff's officials say Johnson's actions damaged his integrity and could have compromised a criminal investigation.
Johnson told police that he was giving the prostitute a ride home after seeing her running like she was trying to get away from someone.
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