Las Vegas Detective Gets Off With Probation for Attacking Prostitute After Price Dispute

On Thursday (July 2nd), Michael Kitchen, a former detective with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, was sentenced to just three years of probation for assault and attempted robbery against an escort.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal:

A Las Vegas police detective accused in an attack on a prostitute was sentenced Thursday to three years probation.

Michael Kitchen pleaded guilty last month to attempt theft, a gross misdemeanor. That charge would be reduced to misdemeanor battery, should he complete probation.

The original charges against Kitchen — battery with intent to commit sexual assault resulting in substantial bodily harm, battery with intent to commit a crime, robbery, and attempted sexual assault — carried the possibility of life in prison.

While on probation, Kitchen must be employed full-time, complete 10 hours of community service per month, refrain from drugs or alcohol and not possess any weapons.

LVMPD Det Michael Kitchen Court AssaultKitchen, who was on duty and driving an LVMPD vehicle at the time, had met his victim via an online ad and arranged to meet at her house. The pretense for his visit and his original explanation to Metro “investigators” was that he was attempting to get a massage. Even though he made just under $174,000 in 2013, he claimed that getting a massage at a legitimate business would be too expensive.

Ultimately, the dispute between them stemmed from the price that would be paid for her “services.” Det. Kitchen initially paid her $100, but she later told him that that was just for her “time and company” and that it would be another $150 for sex. She testified that he then became “angry and ultimately violent” and attacked her in an effort to get the $100 he had already paid back. The resulting injuries included a concussion and a fractured wrist.

Kitchen is just one among a string of LVMPD officers recently charged with some sort of sex related crime. Metro itself, of course, has a long history of scandals and a very scant history of holding anyone on their payroll accountable for their actions. So, as ridiculous as the light sentence Kitchen received is, it’s not exactly surprising to anyone in the Las Vegas area.

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34 Responses to “Las Vegas Detective Gets Off With Probation for Attacking Prostitute After Price Dispute”

  1. Common Sense July 3, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    The evil “bait and switch” – clearly she has no business knowledge. How can the consumer make a fair and wise decision with their money with such practices. What has this nation become. Where is the truth in advertising?

    • Patrick H. July 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

      So if you have sex with a hooker and dont pay her. Is it Rape or Retail Fraud?

  2. SineNomine July 3, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    Hold on. He made $174k in 2013? F*ck me, am I underpaid!

    • t July 4, 2015 at 4:52 am #

      That buys a lot of hookers…courtesy of the tax paying public…sweet.

  3. Shawn July 3, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    “Even though he made just under $174,000 in 2013”

    Tell us again how cops are underpaid.

    • t July 4, 2015 at 4:45 am #

      We deserve so much more…believe me.

  4. JC July 3, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    It will be interesting to see how all this turns out.

    • vegas jack July 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

      It has all been settled you idiot. Try reading the article!

    • putwingsoncorruption July 3, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

      What’s interesting is how he got off with only probation……

    • Patrick H. July 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

      Yes it will. Why would a cop hire a hooker. Then argue over cost. Something like that happened here in Grand Rapids by a Grand Rapids officer. He was arrested by Wyoming police though. His pic was on the ATM for the money exchange. She the hoocker was Uuuuuugly too. He could have dated a prettier woman.

  5. Ric July 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    Total pay with benefit package shows $199,000 for 2014 if its the same guy

    See link below

    http://www.transparentnevada.com/salaries/search?t=name&q=kitchen

  6. tratiorswillhang July 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242
    Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law

  7. simpleton July 3, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    200K a year? I think I’m going to throw up.

    • jan brady July 3, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

      exactly!

    • t July 4, 2015 at 4:48 am #

      That’s far too low.

    • weThePolice July 6, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

      These men risk their lives ever day to keep you safe. Pay them a nickel, if that’s all your life and the lives of your loved ones are worth

      • normajeana July 7, 2015 at 11:19 am #

        Risk their lives? Hardly! Fishermen are risking far more to bring us our salmon and shrimp. Cops are out there raping children, prostitutes, beating and killing their families and significant others… not to mention the cops who are lying on their reports, in court, and who steal/ sell/ use drugs…

        • weThePolice July 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

          Raping children and killing their families??? Youre stuck in the wrong times. Your thinking of Comanches circka 1870.

          Police are your sworn protectors. You owee them your allegiance and life. The fact that you continue to breathe thanks to their noble efforts is no reason to resent them. Own your dependancy.

          you can live witout samon and shrimp. police you canot live without

  8. Patrick H. July 3, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

    The local Copblock there needs to tail this guy. Catch him breaking probation, when he buys alcohol or drugs.

    • V July 3, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

      Stalking is illegal.

      • rr July 3, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

        stalking wasn’t illegal in the case of Zimmerman eh there johnny boy?

  9. jan brady July 3, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

    I hope someone kills this peice of shit

    • t July 4, 2015 at 4:44 am #

      You are so quick to judge your superiors for the slightest of errors…shame on you.

  10. tz1 July 3, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    Old joke becomes reality.
    “Madame, we have established what you are, we merely have a disagreement about the price”.

    More seriously:
    http://fusion.net/story/17321/is-rape-the-price-to-pay-for-migrant-women-chasing-the-american-dream/

  11. Dice July 3, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

    Prostitution is legal in Nye County, Nevada.

    • RAD July 3, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

      Yup, which is about 30 miles away from where this happened.

  12. t July 4, 2015 at 4:47 am #

    Let’s not forget…this man is still a hero and a role model…Once an officer, always a hero.

    • Andrew July 9, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

      I disagree. Once an officer, always a criminal.

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