PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested for soliciting a prostitute.

On Thursday, October 16, a Patronizing Operation was conducted by the police department’s citywide Vice Enforcement Unit in the 25th district.

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As a result, Officer Ronald D. Thompson, a 26-year veteran of the force, was arrested for the solicitation of a prostitute at Old York Road and Bristol Street.

Thompson was formally processed by Internal Affairs and was charged with criminal solicitation and patronizing a prostitute.

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Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey suspended the officer for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.


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