Sunland Park Police Officer Arrested

SUNLAND PARK, NM (KTSM) - A Sunland Park Police Officer finds himself on the wrong side of the law.

According to El Paso County jail records, Jose Luis Franco is charged with assault against a family member. He was booked on Wednesday and released the same day. Franco's bond was set at $1500.

The Sunland Park Police Department says that Franco is on administrative leave as a result of his arrest.  We're told there will be an internal investigation.

Franco has been with the Department for nearly 15 years. He serves as a regular patrol officer.