A veteran police officer in Houston, Texas, has been accused by a young woman of soliciting her for nude photos, in exchange for getting her out of her automobile ticket.
The woman says she was pulled over by Officer Michael Coppock, 33, for speeding. Upon inspection, he also noticed that her registration was out of date. Less than an hour, the teen began receiving messages from the officer across social media and texts.
While the screenshots have not been released, investigators say they are “coercive”. The officer tried to convince her to send him nude photos of herself in exchange for making the tickets disappear.
While he has not been arrested, the charges have been filed.
The Daily Mail has details:
A veteran Texas police officer has been accused of asking an 18-year-old woman for nude photographs of herself in return for waving her traffic ticket violations.
Officer Michael Coppock, 33, a cop from Baytown near Houston, allegedly offered to change two violations to just warnings if she sent him the pictures.
Investigators say Coppock ticketed the driver for speeding and having an expired registration.
Less than an hour after pulling the teen over, he apparently began contacting her through social media and text messages.
KHOU revealed investigators have viewed screenshots of online conversations which have been described as ‘coercive.’
The station has also confirmed a that Coppock is the target of both a criminal and internal affairs investigation.
Coppock is still on the Baytown Police force as a member of the SWAT team, but he has been pulled from patrol duty during the investigation.