Former “Pimpin’ Cop” Wants Trial

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(Memphis) A former Memphis cop charged in a federal prostitution ring wants to take his case to trial.

Thirty-one-year-old Sean McWhirter was arrested as a part of Operation Tarnished Badge last September.

After a year of court appearances, he's decided he wants to put his fate in the hands of a jury.

However, even if he wins his case, he'll have to fight to clear his name from a website featuring a growing number of police officers who've committed crimes.

After McWhirter's arrest, the Memphis police director said he was one of the few officers who didn't know if they wanted to be an officer or a thug.

Now, weeks before his scheduled trial, the On Your Side Investigators found McWhirter has already been labeled that.

His picture is now front and center on

He's billed as the 'pimpin' police officer' who used his badge as a front when pimping was his real job.

McWhirter left the federal building, dodging the glare of our news camera.

The officer who wore a badge for five years is now letting a jury decide if there's proof he transported prostitutes, even agreeing to do it while on duty in his patrol car.

The FBI says they have the goods to prove it.

He's taking his chances they don't.

A judge set McWhirter's trial date for October 7th.

He faces ten years in federal prison if convicted.