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Houston Cop Had Cars Towed, Pocketed Cash

Police work has its percs

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There are allegations of shocking betrayal of the public's trust. A Houston ISD police officer is being accused of using his authority to rip people off.

The arrest came after an undercover sting. The justice department accuses Houston ISD police Richard Cano, 46, of preying on immigrants, people unlikely to rat him out.

That HISD police officer was relieved of duty Wednesday because of this allege extortion scheme. He's accused of having peoples cars towed and pocketing part of the money for himself.