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Sources: Raleigh police officer fired amid sexual misconduct probe

Posted June 22, 2011 7:31 p.m. EDT
Updated June 22, 2011 7:37 p.m. EDT

— A probe into sexual misconduct has cost another Raleigh police officer his job.

Sources told WRAL News that M.C. Rominski was one of several officers accused of having sexual contact with a prostitute in the southeast district.

Police confirm that Rominski has been fired, but would not elaborate on the reason.

Sources said Officer Stephen Hinnant resigned in February because of the investigation.

For the last four months, at least two officers have been on paid administrative leave.

A spokesman for the Teamsters, who are representing the officers, said the investigators have been unable to find evidence to support the prostitution accusations.

The Teamsters said Rominski was told he was fired for poor performance. He is appealing the decision.

WRAL tried but was unable to reach Rominski and his attorney for comment.

Sources told WRAL News in February that the police department’s Internal Affairs Unit used GPS devices and hidden cameras to uncover the activity with Bobbie Lynn Wright, a 35-year-old prostitute who goes by the street name “5-G” and is known to frequent Bragg Street in southeast Raleigh

According to court records, Raleigh police have arrested Wright 22 times in Wake County – six times for prostitution – since 2005. Her most recent prostitution arrest occurred in July. Prior to that, the last time she was arrested on that charge was in June 2009.