Two veteran Columbus, Ohio, police officers were fired and another pair were temporarily removed from their positions after investigators found that their arrest of Stormy Daniels at a local strip club was "improper," authorities said.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was performing at Sirens Gentleman's Club on Cleveland Avenue in July 2018 when vice officers raided the bar. The officers charged Daniels and two other fellow exotic dancers with inappropriately touching and inappropriate acts with customers -- some undercover officers -- from the stage.
An internal affairs investigation was launched and found that the arrest was improper. The 40-year-old's celebrity status arose during the 2016 presidential election when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was accused of paying Daniels $130,000 in hush money about their purported affair from 2006.