Photo: San Antonio Police Officer Mark H. Walaski, who had been with the department for nearly 22 years, received an indefinite suspension in July for dating Tracy Helmke (above), who is a known prostitute.
A 22 year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department received an indefinite suspension in July for dating a convicted prostitute, according to suspension records obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.
Officer Mark H. Walaski received an indefinite suspension, which is tantamount to firing, in July for “consorting with persons of ill repute.”
In July 2016, Walaski met Tracy Helmke, a woman who had an active warrant for a prostitution charge. Walaski allowed Helmke to live with him, and the two began dating.
At one point, after Helmke was arrested on two separate prostitution charges, Walaski paid $530 to bail her out of jail.
According to reports, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus has issued around 45 suspensions in 2017.
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