Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson was arrested—and immediately fired—on Friday for soliciting a prostitute in Dania Beach, NBC Miami reports. He had called the number on an ad placed by authorities.
The ad was placed on backpage.com, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report. Johnson called the listed number, arranging to pay $100 for a half-hour with two prostitutes.
Johnson arrived at the designated hotel room, where he was met by two undercover detectives, NBC Miami reports. He handed over the money and was arrested.
"We remain committed to excellence and integrity on every level," the department said in a press release. "We will not allow Mr. Johnson's bad judgment to reflect negatively on the hardworking officers of the City of Miami Gardens and the residents they serve on a daily basis."
Miami Gardens became notorious last year for its insane stop-and-frisk practices. Earlier this month, officers shot and killed Lavall Hall, a 25-year-old man suffering from mental illness.
[Image via Broward County Sheriff's Department/Miami Herald]