TPD officer arrested for engaging in prostitution


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Story by: Janai Norman
Updated: 9/06/2013 10:37 am Published: 9/05/2013 10:27 pm


A Tulsa police officer has been arrested for engaging in prostitution within 1000 feet of a church and having a gun while committing a felony.

David Turner was arrested Thursday night at the Executive Inn at 11328 E. 11th Street while he was off duty.

The Arrest & Booking report show Turner's arrest in room 114 at the Executive Inn stemmed from an investigation he was at the center of.

Since then we've found out the investigation was launched after reports of criminal activity involving Turner.

For answers, FOX23 went right to Turner's home, and although we found out he's on paid administrative leave, no one answered.

One neighbor we found was surprised to hear about the officer's arrest, but she didn't want to go on camera.

From Tulsa police we've been able to determine the investigation into Turner was a lengthy one. And it came to head Thursday when documents show he made contact with an undercover female officer and solicited sex for $40.

We even tried talking with residents at the Executive Inn.

Most said the story makes them lose faith in police, but they didn't want to go on camera.

And the one man who did, Dorian Hickman, says Turner should get a break.

"As long as he wasn't burning the clock, what he does in his spare time is his business," Hickman said. "He's still human."

We found out Turner's second charge involving a firearm is because when he arrested in this room, he was searched and police found a loaded gun on the off duty officer.


FOX23 contacted TPD who told us Turner was under investigation and is on paid administrative leave.

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lovetofish - 9/24/2013 4:28 PM
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Well look at him of course he has to pay for sex but he could probably get it from his police partner for free. or trade confiscated property for it.they do occasinaly help people but they help thier self to any thing they want he just got caught. hahaha

coachj - 9/9/2013 6:35 PM
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Hey Dorian Hickman i'm only human myself but i don't go pick up nasty prostitution females. Pretty bad when you got to pay for it. I take it that this cop not married. Or if he was i'm sure she upset over her man.Wonder how many guys she was with that day before he hook up with her? Giving that french kiss for the taste from the others.YUK!!!!!Not all TPD are all bad either.And the chief doing his best i think.Don't matter if on or off duty it is illegal people.He no different than richard roberts when he got his hands caught in the cookie jar.I praise the officers for doing their job.I know i thank them.Right is right and wrong is wrong.Good job TPD.

coachj - 9/9/2013 6:16 PM
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Hey Dorian Hickman i'm only human myself but i don't go pick up nasty prostitution females. Pretty bad when you got to pay for it. I take it that this cop not married. Or if he was i'm sure she upset over her man.Wonder how many guys she was with that day before he hook up with her? Giving that french kiss for the taste from the others.YUK!!!!!Not all TPD are all bad either.And the chief doing his best i think.Don't matter if on or off duty it is illegal people.He no different than richard roberts when he got his hands caught in the cookie jar.I praise the officers for doing their job.I know i thank them.Right is right and wrong is wrong.Good job TPD.

WyoMoe - 9/9/2013 2:08 PM
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No wonder crime is out of control in Tulsa. HEY DEWEY, ARE YOU LISTENING?????

AF vet - 9/8/2013 6:09 PM
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What are these well trained, college educated, professionals thinking?

Mayor Maynot - 9/7/2013 11:05 AM
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One bad apple

Unwashed Mass - 9/7/2013 10:11 AM
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As often as this probably happens, you have to wonder what made TPD brass throw this guy under the bus? Code of silence violation?

Unwashed Mass - 9/7/2013 10:09 AM
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All the speculation that the off-duty OHP trooper who killed a man last week at a motel might have been meeting a hooker, looks a lot more plausible now. What ever happened to that investigation, and the unnamed trooper? Swept under the rug.

bobby j howell - 9/6/2013 10:15 AM
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My My and we are to Trust the Police,Sure!
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