Video Camera Found in Men's Restroom at High School

Police officer placed on administrative leave

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013  |  Updated 10:10 PM EDT
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Camera Found in High School Restroom

Alex Alejandre

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A police officer is on administrative leave after he allegedly installed a video camera in a men's restroom at a high school, Anne Arundel County police said.

A student at Glen Burnie High School saw the camera in a top corner Wednesday and told school officials, police said. Police and school officials searched all the restrooms and locker rooms at the school but found no other cameras.

An investigation shows that a police officer installed the camera without knowledge of the police department or school system, authorities said. No images were found on the camera.

The officer, a 14-year veteran assigned to the Special Services Bureau, has had his police powers suspended, police said.

“The police department takes this matter seriously,” Chief Larry W. Tolliver said. “I immediately ordered a thorough investigation of this incident to include consultation with the State’s Attorney’s Office to ensure all legal aspects of the case were covered.”

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