Lawsuit: NM officer fired for prostitution report

Created: 12/13/2013 12:36 PM
By: RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A former New Mexico State Police officer says he was fired after informing his supervisor that a fellow officer was having sex with prostitutes.

Jeremy Romero says in a recently filed lawsuit that he tried a number of times to report he had seen prostitutes with fellow Special Investigations Division officer Timothy Carlson.

Carlson was later charged in 2012 with extortion, bribery, soliciting prostitution, sex charges and violating ethics laws.

According to the lawsuit, Romero told his sergeant that he saw a prostitute in Carlson's car but was told that Carlson was a good agent.

The lawsuit filed in state district court says Romero seeks damages, back pay and his old position back.

A New Mexico State Police spokesman says the department doesn't comment on pending litigation.

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