Toronto cop charged after allegedly performing indecent act in public
Ryan Walters currently suspended with pay, police say
Toronto police have confirmed that a man who was arrested and charged for allegedly performing an "indecent act" in Whitby this week is one of their officers.
According to a news release from Durham police, officers were called to the McKinney Centre at around 8:40 a.m. on Monday.
Police say a man was seen by a young female "committing an indecent act" while standing outside his vehicle. Police did not state her age in the news release.
A witness attempted to confront the man, and that's when he drove off at a high rate of speed through a nearby parking lot, police say.
Officers found the vehicle and the man was arrested. Police say that 33-year-old Whitby man Ryan Walters has been charged with performing an indecent act in a public place and dangerous operation of a conveyance. He was released on a promise to appear in court.
Toronto police said Thursday that Walters has been a Toronto police officer for six years, and is based at 51 division.
He has been suspended with pay.