Sitting in cars along the edge of the park, four Long Beach police officers waited for the right time to pounce. The innocuous signal that spurred them to action came when they saw a middle-aged man close his laptop and head toward a public restroom known in the area as a place where men have sex with each other. One of the undercover officers followed him inside. Within moments, police were leading the man away in handcuffs. His crime: exposing himself to the officer. In Los Angeles, Long Beach and other areas where undercover lewd conduct stings endure, police defend them as an important tool for catching people who are violating the law and for deterring others from trying to have sex in parks and other public areas used by families and children.
A man accused of making a sex-for-money deal with an undercover police officer in St. Paul is a division director for the Minnesota Human Services Department, and is now on indefinite leave of absence. The St. A female undercover officer poses as a prostitute and advertises on the Backpage website, offering sexual services for a price. At a. April 3, Toogood called the number the officer advertised and, during calls and texts, made an appointment.
By Jason Kandel. Authorities also used security cameras mounted outside City Hall, where the camp was located, and monitored publicly available Internet chatter and video on social-networking sites such as Twitter, sources said. Evidence gathered through the surveillance led to more than 40 arrests for drug use, public intoxication and other offenses in the weeks before police shut down the camp on November 30, one senior official in the Los Angeles Police Department said. That official and most other sources spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity because of department policy barring police from publicly discussing undercover operations.
William James Wimberly Jr. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. A man convicted of masturbating in public several times is facing new charges less than a year after allegedly ejaculating on a woman at a Portland bookstore. He faces two counts of misdemeanor public indecency in the case. The woman was wearing one.