The Chattanooga Police Department opened an internal investigation of a sergeant in CPD's Investigations Bureau on Thursday, Dec. 13, according to a department news release.
CPD launched the internal affairs investigation after the sergeant was taken into custody for solicitation of prostitution during a joint enforcement operation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Chattanooga Police Department's Vice Unit. The sergeant was off duty and not part of the enforcement operations.
CPD immediately placed Sgt. Peter Turk on administrative leave pending investigation. He will remain on administrative leave until a final disposition in the internal affairs investigation is reached. Turk was hired by the 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 CPD's Internal Affairs investigation, remains active and ongoing.