Let me start by saying, HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.
Gil Smith was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly having solicited prostitutes on Phillip's Highway. If you're from Jacksonville, you know Phillip's Highway is known for it's heavy prostitution and run down motels where the acts usually occur.
Smith became a Crime Analyst for Channel 4 News back in 2014. That's right, for the last 4 years has job has been to explain how/why various crimes happen, ways they could have been prevented and how JSO will possibly handle the situation. Smith also served as a JSO officer for 26 years, some of which he served as a public information officer, before his time at Channel 4.
Which leads me to what I said in the beginning, HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.
This morning (Friday), Smith waived his right to his first court appearance.