Alleged encounter with prostitute the final straw for deputy - FOX 13 News

Alleged encounter with prostitute the final straw for deputy

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

A longtime Pinellas County deputy is out of a job after an internal investigation found he lied about his off-duty encounter with a prostitute.

On another occasion, Deputy Robert Johnson revealed confidential information about a drug case to his ex-wife, and the violations don't stop there.

"We also find out that he's – while on duty – transporting his kids to school, and he's not available to respond to calls," Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. "He's not available to respond to backup, so it's just a complete series of things, and a lot of these things were developed in the last month."

Johnson was told if he didn't resign he would be fired. He had worked for the sheriff's office since 1999.

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