Toronto police have confirmed a member of its own was arrested by Durham Regional Police after allegedly being observed committing an indecent act in Whitby.
Durham Regional Police said in a statement that officers were called to the McKinney Centre area in Whitby on Monday at around 8:40 a.m. after a young woman reported seeing a man commit an “indecent act” while standing outside of his vehicle.
Investigators said a witness then tried to confront the man, who got back into the vehicle and drove off quickly through the parking lot.
He was later found and arrested.
Officers said 33-year-old Ryan Walters was charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance and an indecent act in a public place.
Toronto police confirmed to Global News Walters is a six-year officer with the service. A spokesperson said he was suspended with pay.
He was released under a promise to appear in court.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact investigators at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1855 or information can be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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