Surveillance taped NM cop having sex

A surveillance camera set up by Santa Fe County to catch graffiti vandals on public property instead recorded footage of a uniformed New Mexico state police officer apparently having sex with a woman.

The sheriff’s office confirms the video was taken on county land at the Santa Fe Canyon Ranch, a 470-acre spread that includes a 7,800-square-foot mansion, guest quarters, a foreman’s residence, swimming pool, tennis courts, a barn, corrals and a lake.

The sheriff’s office says the unidentified officer faces an internal investigation, KOB TV reports.

The office released two photographs of the scene under a public records request by the Albuquerque Journal.

The Journal says the photos show a man in a police uniform standing and leaning over a woman, who is lying on the hood of a compact car with her bare legs around the man’s body. The camera’s point of view is above and behind the officer. His utility belt, with handcuffs attached, hangs behind him.

At one point, the officer appears to be looking toward the camera.

Sheriff Robert Garcia says that although nothing illegal appeared to be going on in the pictures, they seemed to depict “inappropriate” activity, the Journal reports.

When the Journal broke the news of the incident this month, here was Garcia’s initial response: “I’m glad it was not one of my deputies.”


Edited – Police Shooting in Orlando (close look)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Prosecutors have dropped attempted murder charges against a man who was shot in November by Orlando police officers who claimed he tried to ram them with his van.
The decision came after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement obtained surveillance video that appears to show an Orlando police pick-up truck pushing the van into other officers’ vehicles.
A passenger in the pick-up truck was OPD Sgt. Rhonda Huckelbery, who suspected men in the van stole her husband’s credit cards the day before and used them to buy nearly $1,000 in electronics.
Orlando Police told Local 6 today there is no policy preventing officers from investigating crimes in which their husbands or other relatives are victims.
OPD is conducting an internal investigation of an undisclosed number of the dozen officers involved in the takedown in the Target parking lot on East Colonial Drive on the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2010. The department would not comment.
At the time, OPD said the van’s driver, Rogelio Cortes, tried to ram the van into its officers.
But the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, asked by OPD to investigate potentially fatal police shootings, found evidence that was “inconsistent” with some of the officers’ sworn statements.
The FDLE forwarded its findings to the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office, which dropped charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and other serious felonies that could have led to life sentences. Prosecutors have decided to take no action against the officers.
Cortes, shot in the abdomen and arm, remains charged with attempting to flee or elude police.