New York State Trooper Suspended

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM EDT

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New York State Trooper Suspended

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW)  According to a news release issued by the New York State Police on Thursday, Trooper Titus Taggart was suspended without pay effective April 26 as a result of an internal investigation that was initiated in December of 2011.

According to the news release:
 
Trooper Taggart is alleged to have organized parties that may have involved the promotion of prostitution, while off-duty. There has not been an arrest in this investigation, which is ongoing.
 
Trooper Taggart, an 18-year veteran, is assigned to Troop T Buffalo.

April 26, 2012 - Albany, NY) - Trooper Jeremy C.Smith, 34, and Trooper Michael L. Petritz, 33, were suspended without pay on April 26, 2012, in connection with a State Police administrative investigation.

Trooper Titus Taggart was suspended without pay earlier today for allegedly organizing parties that may have involved the promotion of prostitution, while off-duty.
 
Troopers Smith and Petritz were suspended for allegedly engaging in misconduct, however, were not involved in organizing the parties.
 
Troopers Smith, a ten-year trooper, and Petritz, an eight-year trooper, are each assigned to Troop T – Henrietta.