HPD sergeant in hot water over naked pictures
HOUSTON - She has 175 friends on Facebook, but it's not the Facebook picture of her in a Houston Police Department uniform that's getting Stacey Suro in trouble. It's the risqué photos she plastered on ModelMayhem.com that's stirring up all of the controversy.
In fact, Suro, who's a police sergeant, has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs investigation.
"Hey, Stacey, can we talk to you about the investigation?" KPRC Local 2 reporter Nefertiti Jaquez asked.
"No," Suro said.
The 42-year-old single mother didn't have much to say when we stopped by her Sugar Land home to get her side of the story.
But sources told KPRC Local 2 that the sexually suggestive photos could cost her her job.
The investigation into this supervisor's online activity started last Wednesday. Sources said that's when the higher ups at HPD learned Suro had posted nearly 100 pictures -- some of them nude -- on the modeling site.
The images we posted in our video story are not the most revealing. We obtained some photos that are just too racy to show you. They depict Soro in fetish, bondage and other compromising positions.
Suro has since taken the link down. But before she did, KPRC Local 2 found her bio where she called herself "Tessoro." She clearly stated she was a model and was charging photographers for work.
Sources told KPRC Local 2 that many of her subordinates at West Side Patrol have seen these photos.
KPRC Local 2 reviewed the department's policy on conduct. It says, "Employees shall exhibit professional conduct at all times and shall not engage in any activity, including unlawful activity that would degrade or bring disrespect upon the employee or the department."
So, will the department be forced to give this 20-year veteran the pink slip for posting naked pictures of herself online? KPRC Local 2 is still waiting for an answer to that question.
Meantime, Police Chief Charles McClelland would not go on camera but he released a statement saying that the department is aware of the allegations but he could not comment until the investigation is completed.
KPRC Local 2 also checked with the Houston Police Officers' Union, but they really couldn't tell us much because they found out about all of this from us. The president of the union, Ray Hunt, confirmed that while Suro is a member of the union, she has not come into their office to ask for legal representation.
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