Travis County Constable indicted on oppression charges

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Travis County Constable was indicted on three counts of official oppression on allegations he used his position as a constable to get improper access to locked hotel room.

According to the warrant for his arrest, Precinct #1 Constable Hoffman Jimenez met three women at IHOP on Koening Lane and learned they were staying at the nearby Travelodge. The women told investigators Jimenez made sexual advances which made them uncomfortable so they decided to leave.

After the women left, Jimenez discovered his clip-on pocket badge was missing. He drove to the Travelodge and convinced the clerk to tell him which room the women were in. He then went upstairs and banged on the door.

One of the women told investigators she saw Jimenez through the peep hole but didn’t answer the door.

The affidavit says he went downstairs and had the clerk call the room. The clerk told investigators Jimenez demanded she call the room and when that was unsuccessful he asked her to go inside. When she declined, Jimenez asked for a key. She gave him one because he indicated he was an officer.

Jimenez went upstairs and let himself into the room, much to the women’s surprise. Jimenez demanded the keys to the women’s car so he could look for his missing badge. According to the documents, he found the badge on the floorboard of their car.

When he returned, he yanked down the blankets on one of the beds and asked one of the women if she was “ready to play?”

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