Fired NM officer accused of propositioning suspect

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Posted: Sep 08, 2011 12:56 PM
Fired NM officer accused of propositioning suspect

A Santa Fe woman says the New Mexico state police officer caught on video having sex on the hood of his patrol car propositioned her in April during her drunken-driving arrest.

Elizabeth Enriquez testified Wednesday in Santa Fe that officer Bert Lopez told her she made his patrol car smell good. And the married woman said the officer asked if she ever thought about having someone on the side to "play with."

Earlier this summer, a security camera taped a uniformed Lopez having sex with a woman on his patrol car on remote county-owned property. Police officials wouldn't say if Lopez was on duty but noted the woman wasn't connected to any of his cases.

Lopez was fired last week after the video went viral.

He testified in the DWI case. But he wasn't asked about the allegations and didn't talk to reporters outside the courtroom.

The woman was acquitted of DWI.