Texas police officer accused of blackmail

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Associated Press

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 6:34 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio police officer has been arrested after federal officials accused him of blackmailing a person with drug possession charges to obtain a $500 payoff.

A federal statement Friday says Officer Curtis W. Lundy was arrested Thursday evening on a theft by wire fraud charge. He's free on his own recognizance.

Court records show Lundy went to a San Antonio apartment complex on Dec. 15 after an assault report. One of the parties involved admitted to him to having a small amount of marijuana. According to documents, Lundy demanded $400 to refrain from filing a marijuana possession charge, later raising the demand in a telephone call to $500. The subject then contacted federal officials and an undercover probe began.

Lundy's telephone number is unlisted and he couldn't be reached.

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