LAPD Detective Videotaped in Men's Room, Prosecutors Say

Officer charged with 75 misdemeanor counts
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 7, 2019 10:55 AM CDT
Updated Jul 7, 2019 11:50 AM CDT
Prosecutors say an LAPD detective was seen videotaping in a men's room at Angel Stadium.   (Getty/wellesenterprises)

(Newser) – A Los Angeles police detective has been charged with secretly videotaping dozens of men inside a restroom at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Anaheim city attorney's office says 42-year-old Ryan Caplette was charged Friday with 75 misdemeanor counts, the AP reports. Prosecutors allege that Caplette was the man seen videotaping inside a stadium bathroom on June 8. He was off-duty at the time. Caplette was released after being placed under a citizen's arrest. Prosecutors allege that Caplette videotaped at least 37 people that day.

Caplette is charged with disorderly conduct that includes peeping with intent to invade privacy, secretly videotaping in a restroom and loitering. Caplette couldn't immediately be reached for comment. He has a court appearance scheduled for July 22. An LAPD spokesman says Caplette has been assigned to paid home duty.

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