PG Officer pleads guilty to taking up-skirt photos of women

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD — A suspended Prince George’s County police officer has pleaded guilty several charges.

Officer James Sims has been suspended without pay since June, when he was accused of taking inappropriate photos of women while on-duty during traffic stops and while off duty.

Immediately the department started an investigation into the allegations.

Police Chief Hank Stawinski issued a statement in which he apologized to the community for Sims actions.

“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,” said Police Chief Hank Stawinski. “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 is scheduled to be sentenced on February 7.

He joined the police department in 2010.