He’s Shocked To Get A Speeding Ticket. But When He Takes A Closer Look He Spots Something Disturbing

March 2, 2016 in News by RBN

via: AWM

After one man took action, Houston Police Department has launched an intensive investigation into one officer’s unusual method of issuing speeding tickets.

When Emanuel Morfin received a speeding ticket by certified mail, he did a double take when he looked closer. Why? Because Morfin claims he wasn’t even in town when he was caught “driving 90 mph in a 60 mph zone.”

 “Actually I was down south in south Texas, so I’m like, well how am I speeding in Houston if I’m out of town?” Morfin told KHOU. “It was kind of ridiculous, I was kind of shocked.”

Now Houston police are embarrassed.

When the news source did some digging, they identified even more instances where David Carter, senior police official with HPD, sent speeding tickets in the mail without ever pulling over residents.

“You have an officer who is abusing their discretionary authority,” said Larry Karson, professor of criminal justice at the University of Houston-Downtown. “You have no idea who’s driving that car. You’re sending that ticket to a registered owner, who may or may not be behind the wheel.”

When approached, Carter said he paced the speeders in his personal vehicle not a patrol car.

“He’s actually making the situation worse, because what he’s doing is he’s becoming another vehicle flying down at 90 mph and no one knows that he is a police officer,” Karson explained to KHOU. “All they know it’s another crazy person on the highway.”

Carter has been relieved of duty until the investigation is complete. He has been a member of the HPD since 2002.

Although the cop doesn’t have the power of a badge, he still receives his full salary.

Now the city’s legal department has dismissed every case of speeding under Officer Carter’s watch.

People are not shocked that this Texas cop was issuing tickets to random people.

“Totally believable, I received tickets from the Houston Police Department back in 2003, and I had never even been to Houston,” a Facebook user said.