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Long Beach Employee Arrested For Photographing People In Police Bathroom

A employee of the Long Beach Police Department observed suspicious activity in the men’s restroom on the 2nd floor of the Public Safety Building,located at 400 W. Broadway. The employee reported the information to his supervisor and the department immediately initiated an investigation.

Within hours of the initial report, detectives discovered that a civilian Police Department employee had been photographing and videotaping otheremployees in the same restroom. The employee was arrested and booked for recording people in a restroom without their knowledge, at the Signal Hill Police Department, to avoid a conflict of interest with his work site.

The employee has been identified as Clerk Typist Sergio Nieto, a 28-year-old resident of Downey. His court date has been set in Long Beach SuperiorCourt. He has also been placed on summary suspension pending the results of the criminal and administrative investigations.

Detectives are actively investigating this case to determine the scope of the illegal activity. All Police Department employees have been notified of the arrest and the ongoing investigation. Any employee who believes they may have been a victim, or who may have observed suspicious activity related to this investigation have been asked to contact Detective Rodney Brown in the Sex Crimes Detail at (562) 570-7368.