Officer Charged with Soliciting Prostitute was Previously Fired

Officer Charged with Soliciting Prostitute was Previously Fired

Before Officer Jason Webb was arrested Thursday for patronizing prostitution, he was fired by MPD last year but then rehired after the Civil Service Board overturned his termination.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - MPD Officer Jason Webb was arrested Thursday, accused of patronizing prostitution and four counts of solicitation of a minor.

This isn't the first time Webb has been in trouble with the law. His disciplinary file revealed a background full of infractions.

Before he was arrested Thursday for patronizing prostitution, Webb was fired by MPD last year but then rehired after the Civil Service Board overturned his termination.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said of the decision, "At one point he was brought back through the civil service so that's certainly something that's out of our control. He has a right to be heard through civil service and the board made a decision to overturn his termination and he was given his job back."

His disciplinary file shows he was fired following four counts of insubordination, violating the personal code, and several other infractions.

As for his current charges, "It's a federal investigation, but what I can tell you is that he made a deal to hire several prostitutes and the investigation proved that at least one of those prostitutes was underage. He's been charged federally and at this point he's on non-enforcement," Armstrong said.

Webb told Local 24 News on Saturday that his life went downhill in 2008. During that time he was going through a divorce and turned to drugs and alcohol.

Webb also said off camera that Thursday night he got lonely, saw a website and called a number. A few hours later some girls showed up at his door and he wouldn't let them in. The girls became upset and he apologized to them. Afterwards, he said he gave them some money to leave.

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