An Indianapolis police officer was arrested Tuesday after an internal investigation found that he paid $5 for a sex act and lap dances at a strip club on the city's west side, police said.Five dollars for a sex act? They must have a special rate for police officers. IMPD has suspended Forrest without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. Plowman, you will recall, had accepted part-time employment with PT's Show Club in Lawrence in violation of IMPD's rules barring high-ranking officers from accepting part-time work. Plowman had also told FBI agents that he had worked part-time in the past for Dancer's Show Club on the west side where he formally worked a beat when he was a police officer for the Marion Co. Sheriff's Department before its merger with the former IPD police agency. I wonder if the Sunset strip club was located in Forrest's beat?
Sgt. Michael Forrest, a 23-year veteran of the department, was charged with patronizing a prostitute and official misconduct.
Police said Forrest, a North District officer, was on duty, was wearing his police uniform and was driving a fully marked police car when he went to the Sunset Strip Gentlemen's Club in the 2300 block of West 16th Street.
"While at the club, he purchased drinks for one of the dancers, paid for several lap dances and engaged in sexual activity in a private room with the dancer," Sgt. Linda Jackson said. "The entire incident was captured on the business' video surveillance equipment."
Police began the internal investigation shortly after learning of the allegations on Nov. 22.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the club's owner showed investigators video of the incident and gave them a copy.
Police said the dancer told them that Forrest paid her $5 for three lap dances and the sex act.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Plowman Conviction Didn't Send Strong Enough Message
A week after the sentencing of former high-ranking IMPD officer and City-County Councilor Lincoln Plowman to 40 months in a federal prison for attempted bribery and extortion charges arising out of an attempt to grease the necessary zoning approvals for an undercover agent posing as a strip club owner, an IMPD police sergeant has been charged with patronizing a prostitute at a westside strip club while on duty and in his police uniform. WRTV has the details on Sgt. Michael Forrest's arrest: