Undercover police allegedly caught the former chair of Detroit’s police oversight board engaged in a sex act with a prostitute in his car just after 7 a.m. on Wednesday last week.
Bryan Ferguson, who was also a member of the board, formally resigned shortly after the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office revealed the alleged sex scandal, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Ferguson was a representative for District 1 on the Detroit Police Board of Commissioners, a civilian board that supervises the Detroit Police Department.
“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 said in a statement. “Again, I admonish the Board and the public to remain focused on the important work of oversight, transparency and accountability.”
According to the Free Press, Capt. Jason Bates said officers found Ferguson with a known prostitute at 7:15 a.m. in his car, which was parked near Schoolcraft Road and Schaefer Highway in Detroit.
Ferguson allegedly asked the officers if they could “help him out” when he was caught, but Ferguson denies the allegations and says they stem from “a big misunderstanding.”
Ferguson also said he has “nothing to hide” and told the Free Press that a woman he didn’t know was trying to enter his truck when police “just pulled up right on me.”
Bates said police issued the former board member a misdemeanor citation for indecent or obscene conduct involving a sex act with a prostitute.
Earlier this year, sex workers gathered in the Swiss Alps to receive hundreds of top world leaders who were meeting for the annual World Economic Forum.
Various reports shed light on how the world’s oldest profession served global elites at the meeting in the resort town of Davos, Switzerland, where prostitution is legal. The WEF meets every year in Davos to consider new policies to manage the global economy.