BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida police officer has been fired after authorities say he got caught up in an undercover prostitution sting.
Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said in a news release Tuesday that Vintyre Finney was fired last week. The eight-year veteran has been on paid administrative leave since October.
That’s when authorities say Finney drove up to a woman he believed to be a prostitute and offered her $20 for oral sex. The woman was actually an undercover deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Boynton Beach police terminated Finney for conduct unbecoming a police officer and conformance to law.
Finney’s attorney John Howe says his client has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges stemming from the sting, and video released by police portrays Finney’s interaction with the undercover deputy out of context.WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON RIGHT NOW:
- Detectives investigating woman’s death after vehicle forced off road
- Bed bug lawsuit moves forward
- Recordings shed light in case of teens who died when stolen car plunged into pond
- Police say Pinellas road rage incident led to stabbing
- Florida officer fired after being caught up in prostitution sting
- ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ actress Doris Roberts dead at 90
- Dead man’s bedsores exposed bones, hadn’t been to doctor in 4 years
- Major changes coming to Walt Disney World for the summer
- Couple in Tampa engagement photo located, gets surprise photo session
- Rent Due: Florida landlord fatally shoots tenant over $550
- >>Back to the homepage for breaking news and the latest headlines