Skip to comments.Officer who put camera in Glen Burnie High bathroom won't be charged
Posted on 04/18/2013 10:47:14 AM PDT by Altariel
Anne Arundel County police said Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed against an officer who placed a camera in a boys' restroom at Glen Burnie High School.
But the officer involved in the incident, who was not identified, remains on administrative leave.
In a statement, police said they had conducted an investigation in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office, and "based upon the evidence, no criminal laws have been violated, and therefore the officer involved in this incident will not be criminally charged."
On March 20, a student found what appeared to be a camera in the restroom and told an assistant principal about it. The camera was turned over to police, who said a 14-year veteran of the department, most recently assigned to the Special Services Bureau, had installed the camera without police or school officials knowing.
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave with his police powers suspended.
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I'm getting tired of the idea of "police powers" that seem to include breaking the laws the rest of us have to abide by.
It is annoying to me for example that police officers, who are not in active pursuit of a criminal, still see nothing wrong with speeding on our roads, even local roads.
Not that it bothers me -- it just proves that the speed limits have nothing to do with safety (well, I mean, police wouldn't be putting us all in danger, right?), and therefore we should ALL be allowed to speed.
But without a warrant, there should be no camera. And without a warrant, the officer should have no more right to put a camera in a bathroom than you or I would. And I'm pretty sure if I mounted a camera in a school bathroom, I'd be in jail.
no criminal laws have been violated ???
He did it without permission so it wasn’t part of any official police investigation — how can they say no laws were broken? Taking pictures of teenage boys who might be semi-undressed going to the bathroom isn’t illegal??????
Sounds like Child Pornography to me. What, no-no knock raid on his home to see what he has on his puter HD?
This wasn’t an investigation, it was a cover up. Sick Bastards.
Chuck Berry owned the restaurant he installed cameras into washrooms of and he was still charged.
The code of silence among those in blue protects its own.
Silence! Your betters have spoken!
If we can defund the public school system the next thing we need to attack is the notion that any government worker is immune to prosecution for any act which would result in a prosecution of the average citizen.
It is the basic tool they use to abuse power.
They need the abuse right back.
This started with simply the Congress was allowed to SAY anything on the Senate or House Floor with immunity to assure a free and open debate and it grew like a cancer to every level of government from the top kenyan to a dog catcher.
You place a camera in the boy’s bathroom and see what happens to you.
I bet he was! I also bet that he masterbrated when he monitored the camera while they erte doing their business.
...sounds like Jerry Sandusky broke out of jail somehow...
In a statement, police said they had conducted an investigation in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County state’s attorney’s office, and “based upon the evidence, no criminal laws have been violated, and therefore the officer involved in this incident will not be criminally charged.”
HUH?? So if Joe Blow goes in ther tomorrow and does the exact same thing he will not be crinimally charged because no laws were broken? yeah right!
Justice for me, but not for thee.
One law for he,
another for thee.