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Police inspector arrested for filming up woman’s skirt on escalator

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Police in Chiba City have arrested a 45-year-old police inspector on suspicion of disturbing the public peace after he was seen filming up a woman’s skirt on an escalator at a train station.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 11 p.m. Friday at Keisei Chiba Station, Kyodo New reported. The suspect, Makoto Okada, is accused of standing behind the woman on an escalator going up to the platform and using his smartphone camera to film up her skirt.

Another man on the escalator behind Okada saw what he was doing and called out to him. Okada ran along the platform and went down the steps toward the ticket gate where he was grabbed by a police officer who had been alerted by station staff.

Police said Okada, who was drunk at the time of his arrest, has denied the allegation.

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Another one. Throw his badge in the bay.

15 ( +20 / -5 )

Sigh. It never ends does it.

7 ( +16 / -9 )

What a dropkick loser.

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Who can you trust in Japan? Police, doctors, lawyers, teachers, politicians, etc. Low crime here, but also very low morals.

15 ( +24 / -9 )

No worries. He was just ... inspecting?

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Oh my god... how did I KNOW we were going to see a "I was drunk at the time and do not recall" kind of comment from the suspect?

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BigP,maybe Japanese are counting all the crimes,just sweeping them under the table

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Oh my god... how did I KNOW we were going to see a "I was drunk at the time and do not recall" kind of comment from the suspect?

Article says he was arrested drunk so it wasn't his comment.

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Again? This is a serious issue in Japan.

Men doing these things and even the police officers,and how many times did we read the same issue.

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He will resign and all charges will be dropped, maybe a few higher-ups will be docked a months salary! This is typically what happens, his disgrace and embarresment to family is punishment enough and the problem is taken care of quietly as the government/police don't have another embarrassing public trial on their hands.

If they actually treated him as they would any of us, held for several months, no phone calls to family, forced to write a confession then dragged him through the court system and finally serve a sentence others like himself might think twice about creating more distrust between the police and the public they swore an oath to protect.

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This might as well just be a pinned article.

Just change the date and maybe the city only.

It's probably on the application form to become a cop in Japan.

Under "interests"

"Have you ever harassed or assaulted a woman in public?" Yes/No

If you said no, are you willing to?

If you said yes, you've already pre qualified for the field test.

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Low crime here

Don’t let the official stats fool you. They dare not prosecute like they do in other countries for the same offences, but simply relegate such offences to the 'boys will be boys’ category, nothing more than bad manners. Which is why nothing ever changes.

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MocheakeToday  06:36 am JST

Another one. Throw his badge in the bay.

I was just going to say the same thing.

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BigPToday  07:42 am JST

Who can you trust in Japan? Police, doctors, lawyers, teachers, politicians, etc. Low crime here, but also very low morals

Um, yes and no. You said it yourself by listing the above professionals. Japan is like anywhere else, unfortunately a lot of crime isn't reported, in particular corporate crime.

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This cop is trying to cop out by using the average citizens excuse "I was drunk".

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This is the kind of people they hire to uphold the law in Japan? Wow. They may want to vet their prospective police officers a bit more strictly and carefully.

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Nomination: "Article says he was arrested drunk so it wasn't his comment."

I saw that, but I guarantee that in his denial of what happened and it being pointed out he was drunk he'll say he had no recollection of it. In any case, he's a cop, so he won't be punished harshly if at all.

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I seriously doubt it was him who "disturbed public peace."

After all, he was only "inspecting", which is his job.

/s

I'll never understand this desire to objectify strangers. My mind wants a connection to her mind. That's the largest sex organ in every human ... well ... most of us anyway.

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Pretty much a weekly news fixture.

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Another one. Throw his badge in the bay.

I was just going to say the same thing.

I'll do you one better. Throw him in the bay.

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BigPAug. 14  07:42 am JST

Who can you trust in Japan? Police, doctors, lawyers, teachers, politicians, etc. Low crime here, but also very low morals.

Yup. And the reason for the low crime is not high morals as is often touted.

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Jeez, people. This kind of stunt is what 5th graders experiencing puberty might be doing. This guy needs to get a LIFE.

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