The Chattanooga Police Department has opened an internal investigation of a sergeant in CPD's Investigations Bureau on Thursday after he was taken into custody for solicitation of prostitution. The arrest came during a joint enforcement operation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Chattanooga Police Department's Vice Unit.
Sgt. Peter Turk was off duty and not part of the enforcement operations.
CPD immediately placed Sgt.
Turk on administrative leave pending investigation. He will remain on administrative leave until a final disposition in the Internal Affairs investigation is reached.
Sgt. Turk was hired by CPD in June, 2004.
The TBI will be seeking an indictment as a result of this criminal investigation. The TBI's criminal case, which is separate from the CPD's Internal Affairs investigation, remains active and ongoing.