State lawmakers in Lansing, Michigan say the state is the last one that offers police officers immunity from prosecution if they have paid sex with prostitutes while undercover.

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to take away immunity for undercover police officers who sexually penetrate prostitutes during the course of an investigation.

Michigan is the last state that allows police to have sex with prostitutes during the course of a police investigation. Michigan law outlaws using prostitutes, but contains an exemption for law enforcement officers in the course of an investigation.

The bill sponsor, Republican Senator Judy Emmons, says she does not think police are using such ‘appalling’ tactics, but thinks that the legislation is ‘long overdue.’

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