Sending Trans Porn Gets Texas Police Chief in Hot Water

A police chief in Texas was forced to resign after texting transgender porn photos to his opponent.

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

October 09 2011 4:10 PM ET

In yet another eyebrow raising case in Texas, Primera police chief Joe Rodriguez has submitted a resignation and is under investigation by the Primera City Commission amid an investigation involving pornography found on his work computer. According to ValleyCentral, Rodriguez has been on suspension without pay since Tuesday for "texting porn pics of a transgendered female to a Cameron County constable."

Reports in local newspapers say that constable was Robert Lopez, who just happens to be Rodriguez's competitor for the position in constable in the upcoming 2012 election, and he was so upset he filed a police report alleging that Rodriguez meant to discredit him at work and with voters. The police chief says the whole thing was an accident; he meant to send the photos to his cousin. He claims that Lopez is trying to discredit him by making a big deal of the mistake.

Meanwhile the court of public opinion has spent as much time on the "transgender" issue as they have on the porn element. The local TV news on KGBT showed the image of a woman's face with her body blurred and called the images "she-male fetish porn."

In 2007, Rodriguez was terminated from a job at a local school district, allegedly for looking at porn on school computers.

City commissioners are expected to meet Tuesday to discuss Rodriguez’s resignation and a possible investigation.

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