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Houston officer charged in oppression case

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Houston Police Officer Victor Chris goes before a Harris County Judge Friday.

He is charged with Oppression after according to an arrest affidavit Chris made sexual advances toward women after stopping them on traffic violations.

"Any time that there is an allegation of this serious level it concerns us, no doubt, and if the allegations turn out to be true it's very disturbing," said Houston Police Officers' Union Ray Hunt.

That's because HPD says a sting operation led by its Internal Affairs unit caught the officer crossing the line. Court records show Chris stopped a female undercover officer last week and issued her several traffic tickets, minutes later he offered to tear up the citations if she agreed to have sex with him.

The sting was initiated after a complaint made last May. HPD says a woman claims Officer Chris stopped her for several traffic violations, then reached out to her and offered to dismiss the citations if she had sexual contact with him.

"We want a professional police department. We want people who are obeying the law and are doing the right thing for the citizens of this city," said Hunt.

He says following the arrest Chris refused Union representation and retained outside counsel for the criminal charge. The Internal Affairs investigation is expected to take 30 days at which point HPD's Chief will decide the officer's future with the force.

Chris has been relieved of duty with pay pending the investigation. His bond was set at $4,000.

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