HPD officer arrested on outstanding theft warrant

HOUSTON Police say HPD Officer Tiffani L. Mayes, 28, was in uniform at the City of Houston Municipal court on Lubbock to testify in a traffic case when she was taken into custody on an outstanding misdemeanor theft warrant out of Fort Bend County. A spokesperson with the Fort Bend Co. Sheriff's Office said the warrant was filed by the Texas Department of Human Resources.

Mayes was arrested by HPD SWAT officers, which police say is standard operating procedure when arrests of fellow officers are made. She was arrested without incident.

Sworn in at HPD in 2009, Mayes works patrol in the new midwest division, which includes areas such as Sharpstown in southwest Houston. She has been relieved of duty.

The Fort Bend Co. Sheriff's Office said Officer Mayes is in the process of being booked into the county jail.

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