Harris Co. Pct. 5 assistant chief among 14 suspects arrested in undercover prostitution operation

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Thursday, September 22, 2022
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Precinct 5 assistant chief Brian Harris was identified as one of the 14 suspects found and arrested for the alleged crime at a local hotel, authorities said.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- The assistant chief for Harris County Precinct 5 is among 14 suspects arrested and accused of solicitation of prostitution at a hotel, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Precinct 5 assistant chief Brian Harris has been identified Thursday as one of the men charged with solicitation of prostitution.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, its organized crime unit and the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance conducted an undercover sting operation and took the 14 suspects into custody.

Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap was notified Wednesday night of the incident involving his assistant chief. Harris has since been relieved of duty, according to a statement from Heap's office.

"We hold our deputies to the highest standard. His termination is effective immediately," Heap said.

Harris had previously worked as a long-time Houston Police Department homicide detective.

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