ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Racy text messages have led to suspension for an Albuquerque police officer.
The Albuquerque Journal reported this weekend those sexually explicit messages were sent to an underage girl by Officer Frank Tillman.
They also report that APD suspended him for 160 days without pay because of inappropriate text messages he allegedly exchanged with an underage girl he met during a traffic stop.
Tillman is the same officer who was on duty Thursday when the driver of another vehicle crashed into his patrol car at Central and Chama.
He was sent to the hospital but police say Tillman is going to be fine.
According to the Journal, APD internal affairs investigators and a deputy chief recommended Tillman be fired because of the text messages.
However the chief instead chose to suspend and reassign him to another unit.
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