Titus Taggart was sentenced to three years probation and 300 hours community service in court in Buffalo Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in December to promoting prostitution. The plea came eight months after the 18-year veteran was suspended by the state police as they investigated allegations that he threw off-duty parties with prostitutes.
The 42-year-old Taggart was fired by the state police in June. He had been assigned to the Thruway detail in Buffalo. Two other troopers assigned to the Thruway detail in western New York were also suspended during the investigation.
Prosecutors say Taggart's off-duty party organizing included bringing prostitutes across the border from Canada.