Houston police officer caught sleeping on the job

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- One of Houston's finest was caught sleeping on the job this week.

Several videos are circulating on social media of an officer asleep inside his patrol car in north Houston on Parker near Bauman. The videos appear to show the officer passed out at a red light with his car in drive and his foot on the brake.

Witnesses claim the officer was asleep at the red light for at least 30 minutes.

However, the Houston Police Officer's Union says the videos only tell part of the story. According to the Union, the officer seen in the video was sick, but still went to work.

The Union told Eyewitness News, once the officer woke up at the red light, he called his supervisors to report he was ill. The Union claims the officer drove himself to an urgent care facility where he was treated for several hours. The Union said the officer had food poisoning.
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