Melbourne police officer arrested for prostitution while on the job

- A Melbourne police officer was arrested Wednesday after being accused of engaging with a prostitute while on the job. Officer Shawn Archbold was arrested late Wednesday night while on duty. 

According to the police report Archbold was taken into custody after offering an undercover prostitute 40 dollars for sex. 

According to the Melbourne Police Chief Archbold had been under investigation for the last four months once the department became aware of the allegations. "We investigate to take action on violations as they occur. Bad apples need to be weeded out and I don't have a problem with that. They can't be tolerated."

Archbold was booked into the Brevard County Detention Center. He has been suspended without pay while the department works through the termination process.

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