PA officer accused of installing cameras in women's restroom
Published Tuesday 29/10/2013 (updated) 30/10/2013 20:02
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority's military financial administration on Tuesday appointed an investigation committee to examine charges against an officer suspected of installing surveillance cameras in women's restrooms.
The unidentified officer, a captain in the military financial administration, has been suspended until the committee submits its report. All his cameras, computers and other surveillance equipment were retained in legal custody.
On Tuesday morning, a young woman identified only as "S" was using the restroom when she noticed something glittering in the ceiling. When she scrutinized the source, she realized it was a surveillance camera.
The woman pulled out the camera and left in tears as she told her colleagues before collapsing in shock.
The general manager of the military financial administration was notified that the suspect, a high-ranking officer, was trying to unplug a wire network connected to his computer in an attempt to hide evidence.
Before he allegedly attempted to flee the scene, military intelligence officers arrived and detained him after confiscating his computer, mobile phone and other items he had in his private car.