A Texas police officer has been accused of offering to drop a teen’s traffic tickets in exchange for nude photos.
Baytown Police Officer Michael Coppock, 33, is under investigation for contacting an 18-year-old girl to say he would reduce her tickets to warnings if she would send X-rated photos, news station KHOU reported.
According to investigators, he ticketed the teen for speeding and driving with an expired registration.
Coppock, who has been with the department for nine years, later reached out to the teen through social media and text messages.
The 18-year-old sent him the photos and notified the department, which launched an internal and criminal investigation.
Police reviewed screenshots of conversations that were “clearly coercive in nature” and “putting pressure” on the teen, according to a request for a search warrant.
Investigators have obtained search warrants for Coppock’s cellphone and Snapchat account.
He remains employed by the department, but has been removed from patrol duty, according to the department.
The investigation is active and no charges have been filed.
Credit: NY Post