Cops: Sex officer didn't commit crime
State cop gets ax over sex scandal
By Eddie Garcia
KOB Eyewitness News 4 has obtained surveillance pictures of a State Police officer (Bert Lopez) having sex with a woman on the hood of a car in broad daylight.
State Police aren't saying anything about the photos, but KOB Eyewitness News 4 is pressing for answers.
Two weeks ago KOB reported a story about an officer caught on camera having sex while in full uniform, an act shown on security camera at the Santa Fe Canyon Ranch.
KOB has blurred out the woman's image, but you can see it's during daylight hours and the officer is still wearing his utility belt.
The Santa Fe Sheriff's office released the pictures to KOB after we filed a public records request. They say they also gave them to State Police over a week ago.
We got reaction from people who saw the photos.
"It's an inappropriate use of time," said Cate Campbell of Albuquerque.
"Inappropriate use of our tax money, I mean we pay these guys," added Jacob Powers.
Albert Loma said if charged and found guilty, the officer should be fired.
"With that kind of judgment you don't want him carrying a weapon," said Loma. "I think it's an embarrassment to the state patrol, they should be ashamed."
Others say it hurts the reputation built by good officers.
KOB knows the name of the officer - however, since he has not been charged with any crime, we have chosen not to release his name.
State Police will not comment about the pictures or any internal investigation against the officer, saying it is an ongoing personnel matter.
On Monday, they turned down an on camera interview, saying they need more time to gather the information we're asking for.
So far no officer faces any charges.