Jal police chief in sex tape eyes judge seat

Chief Larry Burns

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) – A police chief in a small, southeastern New Mexico city who was suspended for having sex in the back of an ambulance says he will continue his run for a magistrate judge seat.

Jal Police Chief Larry Burns told the Hobbs News-Sun last week that he embarrassed the public and the city after a secretly recorded tape of him was released to Albuquerque news station. But he does not intend to stop his campaign for the magistrate judge seat.

Two television stations aired portions of a video of Burns having sex with a female companion inside a Jal ambulance parked where the city’s ambulances are kept.

Interim City Manager Bob Gallagher says he handed Burns a two-week suspension without pay in part because of the video.

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