PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Charges of promoting prostitution were withdrawn against a former Pittsburgh police officer in court this morning.
Michael Johns is now facing charges of insurance fraud, filing a false police report and drug possession.
Johns waived his right to a preliminary hearing on those charges.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office has not commented on the reason for the withdrawal.
Johns’ attorney admits his client has made some bad choices and says he’s working to better himself.
“My client is now looking to higher education,” said Phil DiLucente, the defense attorney. “He’s hopefully going to apply to Harvard and Yale, and he’s attempting to do everything he can to make himself a better person at this juncture.”
Johns recently resigned from the department so he could focus on defending himself.