Full-time warrant detectives were not required to work in Coffee City at all, but were allowed to work from home in the Houston area.
HOUSTON — The head of the Coffee City Police Department has suspended a division after KHOU 11 Investigates questioned its legality.
The Henderson County town with barely 250 residents has 12 full-time officers and 38 reserves. The 50 total officers are five times the number of cops than any other Texas town its size, according to Texas Commission on Law Enforcement records.
But a half-dozen of the full-time officers don’t even work in Coffee City, Texas. Instead, they work from home in Houston, more than three hours and 200 miles away.
“It’s hard to believe that that is happening,” said Greg Fremin, a retired Houston police captain and lecturer at Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice.
“I’ve never seen anything like that, there are 100 questions that come to my …