HOUSTON – A Houston police officer found himself on the wrong side of the law when he made unwanted advances toward women and offered to help them get traffic violations if they would go on dates or have sex with him, according to HPD.
Victor Chris was charged with two counts of official oppression.
HPD’s Internal Affairs Division began investigating Chris after receiving reports of his alleged unwanted advances made during traffic stops.
According to court documents, Chris pulled over a woman in the 15200 block of Park Row near Highway 6 on May 14, 2012. The woman said Chris wrote her several traffic citations for an expired registration, expired inspection and failure to maintain financial responsibility. Chris then asked the woman if she would be interested in seeing him again, adding that he “hadn’t been with a white girl in a long time.” He then handed the woman the citations and let her go.
After the woman drove away, she received a call from a blocked phone number. It was Chris. He told her again that he “had not been with a white girl in a long time” and if she “made it worth his while,” then he would not show up to court and her tickets would be dismissed.
Two other women also made complaints against Chris.
In February 2013, Internal Affairs set up a sting operation to see it they could catch him in the act.
An undercover female officer was sent to the area Chris was known to patrol and he allegedly took the bait.
Chris pulled the undercover cop over and issued her citations for an invalid license plate, failure to maintain financial responsibility and an expired registration. Before releasing her, he made the same offer of helping her to avoid paying the traffic fines, investigators said.
Investigators had enough evidence to shut him down and file formal charges.
Chris’ bond was set at $4,000.