No charges for Wicker aide running strip club in Jackson

A legislative aide to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) will keep his job after charges were dropped following his arrest this summer for allegedly running an illegal strip club, Wicker’s spokesman said Friday.

Saleem Baird, who’s worked in Wicker’s Washington office since February 2009, was placed on leave after he and three women were taken into police custody Sept. 3 at Level 3 nightclub in downtown Jackson, Miss., when vice and narcotics officers discovered the females stripping on stage without proper licenses.

A Jackson police report stated: “A male who identified himself as Saleem Baird advised that he was the manager and in charge. He was also placed under arrest for Violation of City Ordinance.”
Baird’s arrest was first reported by the Mississippi politics blog, Jackson Jambalaya. LegiStorm’s Caught Our Eye blog reported Thursday that the charges against Baird had been dropped.
“The charges against Mr. Baird were dismissed, and he remains an employee of this office,” Wicker spokesman Rick Curtsinger told POLITICO.