St. Petersburg Police Officer Arrested for Soliciting a Prostitute
On Friday, June 30, 2017 just after 8 a.m., an undercover officer conducting a prostitution operation arrested a St. Petersburg Police officer for soliciting a prostitute in the 1300 block of 34th Street North.
Officer Reginald Mitchell, age 46, was observed picking up a known prostitute in his personal vehicle on his day off.
He is facing a prostitution (solicitation) charge, a misdemeanor, and was given a notice to appear in court, so there is no booking photo.
Officer Mitchell is now under an internal investigation through the Office of Professional Standards. He has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
The co-defendant, 32 year-old Amanda McLaughlin, faces a prostitution charge.
In her case this is a felony because she has prior convictions for prostitution. Her case is being referred to the State Attorney’s Office.
Officer Mitchell became a sworn St. Petersburg Police officer on September 11, 1995. He was most recently working as a recruiter for the police department.