Police Chief in Sex Tape Loses Judge Race

Police Chief in Sex Tape Loses Judge Race

Staff Report
The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, 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 has lost his race for magistrate judge.

Unofficial results show that Jal Police Chief Larry Burns lost to James Brown in the GOP primary for a magistrate judge seat in Lea County on Tuesday. Burns garnered 41 percent of the vote to Brown's 59 percent.

Last month, 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.

Burns was suspended following an investigation by Jal City Manager Bob Gallagher.

An officer that authorities say he hid a video camera and released footage was later fired.