NM officer having sex on car hood won't be charged

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  1. GSD

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    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-09-01-12-44-38


    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- He's in uniform and apparently on duty. But New Mexico State Police said the officer caught on camera having sex with a woman on the hood of a car did not commit a crime.

    Security camera photographs of the encounter at the remote county-owned Canyon Ranch near Santa Fe, N.M., surfaced several weeks ago. The images were initially sent to state police by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department and an internal investigation was started.

    State police spokesman Tim Johnson said the investigation has been completed and the case is currently in the disciplinary process. He said investigators don't believe any criminal acts occurred but that the officer will be held accountable for his actions.

    "The New Mexico State Police is very embarrassed by this incident and will work tirelessly to restore our good name and earn the trust of the citizens back," he said in a statement sent Thursday to The Associated Press.

    "This officer made a horrible personal decision that will obviously reflect poorly on the whole organization."

    Johnson declined to release the name of the officer, but KQRE-TV reported ( http://bit.ly/qOPJ6t ) he is an eight-year veteran of the department who's currently on administrative leave. The Albuquerque television station also reported he was state police officer of the year in the Santa Fe district in 2010.

    Johnson declined to provide any details about the officer, including his past accolades or whether he is married.

    The department has also refused to release the identity of the woman in the video and details about her relationship with the officer.

    While the case is a black eye for the department, Johnson said he wanted the public to remember that hundreds of state police officers go to work "every single day and make sound decisions to protect and serve their communities."
     
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    My guess is that the chick was really hot. There's certainly no crime if the chick is really hot.
     
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    :jj: Is she hot? That was the first question I got after mentioning it to a friend
     
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    He should get fired, but going to jail for that seems silly.

    think about it. a non-police officer doing the same thing would get locked up maybe, released, cop a plea to some nonsense, probably discon, pay a fine, and go on with his life.

    Cops get fired for shit non-cops don't. Not saying it shouldn't be that way. Losing his job for something so retarded is punishment enough.
     
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    Damn. They're reporting his name now. If he's married, I hope that's his wife he's got splayed on the hood of his cruiser.


    But in my experience, I doubt it's his wife. :facepalm:
     
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    Seems the opposite to me

    Most cops seem to be let off far easier than the public would be in similar cases unless it becomes public or political then they might get it worse
     
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    He was fired from the NMSP.

    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2267651.shtml
    NMSP officer fired over sex scandal

    Posted at: 09/02/2011 11:03 PM
    By: Shaun Griswold, KOB.com

    The New Mexico State Police officer who made headlines after he was photographed having sex on the hood of a Honda was fired late this week.

    According to our news partners at The Santa Fe New Mexican, Bert Lopez was informed by the Department of Public Safety that he no longer had a job.

    It is unclear when the decision was made.

    Lopez was named the 2009 District 1 state police officer of the year and was honored for going above and beyond the call of duty in July.

    He has 30 days to appeal the firing.
     
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    for some things, yes. But even though cops may not get convicted for everything, they get fired A LOT.

    In this instance, if YOU were the one who did this, would I know about it halfway across the country?

    No. it's funny because he's a cop who is also an unbelievable idiot.
     
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    Have they identified the broad yet? :c
     
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    Shhhh it was me.

    Dont tell anyone.
     
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    I picture you as the cop. :bigthink
     
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    There's a broad list of suspects. :c
     
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    :scratch:
     
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    You know, on top, in uniform, in control, wielding a night stick.
     
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    :killa:

    C'mon, you can do better. You're more imaginative than that.


    And don't be so clichè as to ask me if I still have the cuffs.
     
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    :eek: OMG. Do you?!