Brownsville police officer facing criminal charges

A Brownsville police officer found himself on the other side of the law after being accused of two sets of criminal charges.

A Cameron County grand jury indicted 31-year-old police officer Sonny Pedraza on Wednesday.

The indictment accuses Pedraza of one count of state jail felony tampering with a government record to defraud or harm.

Court records show that Pedraza is also facing one count of Class A misdemeanor official oppression.

Judge Rolando Olvera with the 44th State District Court issued a $5,000 dollar personal recognizance bond for Pedraza on Monday.

Brownsville Police Department officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Details about the investigation were not immediately available but court records show that Pedraza is expected to be arraigned on April 11th.