Prince Georges Police Beat / PG Cop James Sims Soon to Transform from Side-Hustle Up-Skirter to Inmate
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UPPER MARLBORO, MD. – Is that a banana in your pants or are you just glad to take photos up the skirts of women in stores?
PG County Police reports that a suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer entered a guilty plea on Jan. 17, 2017, to two counts of misconduct in office and four counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent.
Police Officer First Class James Sims has been suspended with pay since June of 2016 when he was accused of taking inappropriate pictures of women while on-duty during traffic stops and while off-duty.
According to court documents, Sims was off duty in June of 2016 at the Sports Authority store in Bowie. Per documents, while in the store, Sims allegedly took an upskirt photo of a woman, who turned out to be an off-duty Maryland police officer.
The officer followed Sims out of the store and much to the surprise of the police officer, the culprit jumped in and fled in his marked police cruiser.
The female police officer called the Prince Georges County Police to report the incident and several hours later Sims was brought in for questioning. During the interview, police found photos on Sims’ cell phone of another woman who he had pulled over on a traffic stop.
Sims was such a clever dirtbag that during the traffic stop he took photos of the woman motorist while hiding his cell phone under his ticket book.
The PG Police say that the Department immediately initiated an Internal Affairs investigation upon learning of the allegations and brought the findings to the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Police Chief Hank Stawinski issued this statement following the guilty plea:
“The Police Department derives its authority to enforce the law from the community. Therefore, violations of the community’s trust are the most serious infractions a police officer can commit. I would like to apologize to the community, but, also, to reassure our residents that this has been taken extraordinarily seriously as a form of corruption. I have worked with the State’s Attorney, Angela Alsobrooks, to ensure that this individual, who does not represent this institution, is held accountable for his actions.”
Sims joined the Department in 2010. The administrative process will continue once the court action is complete. Sims is scheduled to be sentenced in court on February 17th, 2017.