A San Antonio police officer found himself on the wrong side of the law after a man claimed that he had stolen his drugs, new rifle and cash.
Authorities arrested 32-year-old Konrad Chatys on a warrant charging him with one count of theft by a public servant, the San Antonio Express News reported.
The case against Chatys began after 23-year-old Maxine Flores called police claiming that days before on New Year’s Day, Chaty had stolen a gun, drugs and cash from 22-year-old Scott Galindo.
On the day of the theft, Chatys had responded to a disturbance in a parking lot where the couple had been arguing, when Chats asked Galindo if he had anything illegal in the vehicle he told the officer that he had a quarter pound of marijuana and a new rifle.
Chatys took the items and put them on his patrol car, the cop also found a large amount of cash that he allegedly took, telling the couple that he was going to cut them a break. When the woman begged to let them keep some of the money in order to pay for rent, Chatys reportedly gave them $1,500 back.
The arrest of Chatys deals another blow to Texas law enforcement which had been recovering following the Panama Unit scandal on the Texas border and the recent sentencing of two federal agents for falsifying federal investigations into corrupt cops.
The Panama Unit was a Texas border narcotics unit that stolen drugs from traffickers in order to sell them on the side. At the end of the case, a dozen law enforcement officials, including Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputies and Mission Police cops ended up in federal prison. The case also opened the door to the arrest of former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino, which as previously reported by Breitbart Texas, is serving a five year sentence for taking bribes from a Mexican cartel boss.
As Breitbart Texas previously reported, in a separate but also alarming case, Eugene Pedraza and Wayne Ball, a supervisor and an agent for Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General are serving prison sentences for backdating and falsifying information on investigations into corruption by federal agents along the U.S.-Mexico border.