Metro councilman Brady Banks officially had his patronizing prostitution charge dismissed Monday afternoon in Davidson County Criminal Court.
He completed an eight-hour “john” class and paid court costs to get the charge dropped, which is standard for a first-time offender.
Banks was arrested in February after being caught trying to solicit a prostitute in an undercover sting by the Metro Nashville Police Department. He resigned from his job with the state’s Books From Birth Foundation the day after his arrest.
In March, Banks addressed the public for the first time and announced he would keep serving on the council.
“I also understand and fully deserve any criticism of my failures,” Banks told reporters in March. “My hope is that [my constituents] will give me an opportunity to regain that trust."
Banks is less than a year into his four-year term as District 4 councilman.