Maryland Cop Indicted for Taking Upskirt Photos of Multiple Women – Including an Off-Duty Cop

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A Maryland cop has been indicted for allegedly taking photos up the skirts of unsuspecting women, one of which was a fellow cop who was off duty.

Officer James Sims with Prince George’s County was indicted on four counts of visual surveillance with prurient interest, and two counts of misconduct in office for the offense.

He joined the department in 2010 and was suspended in June.

Back on that June day, he’s alleged to have taken an upskirt photo of an unidentified woman at a Sports Authority store. That woman, who was an off-duty officer, chased him out of the store.

He then jumped into his police cruiser and drove off.

He’s also been accused of taking inappropriate photos of female drivers while on duty.

Two are said to have happened during traffic stops, one at a Chipotle restaurant, and a separate incident at a Sports Authority store.

The Police Chief, Hank Stawinski, released a statement:

“We immediately took this case to the State’s Attorney’s Office in anticipation of criminal charges being placed against POFC Sims. I find the conduct alleged to be disgusting. Policing is an honorable profession. One of service. One built on trust. If proven true, he will have betrayed the trust of this community.”

 

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