Bills aim to halt le­gal sex be­tween pros­ti­tutes, po­lice

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LANS­ING | Michi­gan po­lice would not legally be able to have sex with pros­ti­tutes any­more dur­ing un­der­cover in­ves­ti­ga­tions un­der a bill ad­vanc­ing in the state Leg­is­la­ture.

Law­mak­ers and a Univer­sity of Michi­gan law pro­fes­sor who is an

ex­pert in hu­man traf­fick­ing say Michi­gan is the last state with a law al­low­ing of­fi­cers im­mu­nity from pros­e­cu­tion.

The bill spon­sor, Repub­li­can Sen. Judy Em­mons, says she does not think po­lice are us­ing such “ap­palling” tac­tics, but that the leg­is­la­tion is “long over­due.”

She adds that re­mov­ing the im­mu­nity law from the books would pro­tect women from be­ing re-vic­tim­ized by law en­force­ment.

The Se­nate unan­i­mously ap­proved the leg­is­la­tion Wednesday. It now moves to the House, where a sim­i­lar bill has been in­tro­duced.

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