Detroit Police commissioner caught in car with a prostitute: ‘This is all a big misunderstanding’

A member of the Detroit Police Board of Commissioners has resigned after he was caught with a prostitute in his car, The New York Post reported. 

District 1 representative for the DPBC Bryan Ferguson announced his resignation this Thursday.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Detroit in police oversight,” Ferguson told the Detroit Free Press in a statement. “After further consideration of the best interests of my family and the Board, I am choosing to resign as District 1 Police Commissioner effective immediately.”

Ferguson was spotted in the car with the sex worker by Undercover narcotics agents this Wednesday morning. When he was discovered by the agents, he told him that he was on the Board and asked him they could “help him out.”

“At that time, Mr. Bryan Ferguson stepped out, identified himself as a Detroit police commissioner,” Capt. Jason Bates told Fox 2 Detroit. “A title or position doesn’t make them above the law.”

Speaking to the Free Press, Bates said the incident was a “big misunderstanding” and he “has nothing to hide.” He claimed the sex worker hopped into his truck and “just pulled up right on me.”

“This is rough. This is rough to tell. Because now I’m going to have to have this conversation with my family,” Ferguson said.

He was given a misdemeanor citation for indecent or obscene conduct involving a sex act with a prostitute.

Image via Flickr

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.