A senior Chiba prefectural police officer was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly committing an act of public indecency on a train. Police said that Masaki Morikawa, 57, who was promoted to commanding officer of the prefectural police force on Feb 8 after previously serving as assistant chief of police, is accused of exposing his genitals to a 23-year-old woman sitting opposite him on a Sobu Line train at about 10:30 p.m.
Several other passengers helped to subdue and detain Morikawa, while the woman reported the incident to the station staff. Morikawa has denied the charges, saying, "I have no memory of this."© Compiled from news reports