Former deputy, crime analyst arrested, accused of soliciting prostitute, officials say

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According to a JSO report, Gilbert "Gil" Smith, 57, approached an undercover officer and asked them for oral sex in exchange for $20. Smith was taken into custody at 7:22 p.m. on Thursday. He declined to make a statement, JSO officials said.

Smith is well-known in the community as a former spokesman for JSO and has been working as a crime and safety analyst for Jacksonville's Channel 4 since 2014.

Smith served the community as a JSO officer for 26 years.

On Friday, Smith waived his first appearance in court. 

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