The City of Yakima has decided to aggressively attack the problem of prostitution on North First Street.

Over the last month the city has set up police stings. The sting operations have led to the arrest of prostitutes and the men soliciting them. This week the Police department has released the names and pictures of the men arrested.  Yakima Police hope that by making the names public, the demand for prostitution will decrease.

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi will be on "The Mike Bastinelli Show" today to defend the departments policy.