I was referring more to the cops setting up a sting to where a female officer is involved, so she is not arrested at the consumation of the sting, but
the john is.
Also, referring back to the tv show COPS, the officer I remember was from Philly (I think). He is an african-american officer that is kinda heavy-set
that looked to work mostly by himself. He was on a first-name basis with several of the street walkers, and I have seen him ticket the john and
ticket the prostitute, I have seen him ticket the john and talk sternly to the prostitute and then let her walk away, and I have seen him talk sternly
to the john and the prostitute and then let them both walk away.
While that show may not show the official policy of the department, it was just what I observed during the show.
And yes, I realize that COPS is not a viable news source, so what I am bringing up is pretty much anecdotal. I don't mean to show any agenda or say,
"Since it was on COPS, it has to be true!"
Since I am not out using the services of prositutes, it is as close as I can come to showing what
I know about the subject.
Just take it as it was meant - opinion.