UPDATE: UW police captain fired in equipment probe

UPDATED Tuesday, March 25, 2014 --- 2:45 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department has fired a veteran captain after an internal investigation revealed he used department cameras to take hundreds of inappropriate photos of department employees and members of the public.

Agency spokesman Marc Lovicott said 17-year department veteran Peter Ystenes was fired on March 12. Lovicott says an internal investigation is still ongoing and detectives are trying to identify and contact people in the photos to ask about what action they would like to see taken.

Lovicott declined to describe the photos beyond saying they were inappropriate and they didn't involve any nudity.

No residential listing could be found for Ystenes.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, March 25, 2014 --- 2:19 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison police captain has been fired amid an internal investigation into misusing equipment.

UW-Madison Police Department spokesman Marc Lovicott released a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday that was dated March 13. It said Peter Ystenes was fired on March 12 and the agency was investigating misuse of camera and computer equipment.

The Wisconsin State Journal quoted Lovicott on Tuesday as saying that Ystenes was fired after taking inappropriate pictures with department equipment. Lovicott said investigators are trying to contact people in Ystenes' photos. He declined to tell the newspaper if the photos were sexual but said they didn't involve nudity.

Lovicott declined to comment when The AP reached him by email on Tuesday.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014 --- 4:03 p.m.

Officials with the UW-Madison Police Department say a captain has been fired and the department is conducting an investigation.

Captain Peter Ystenes was fired March 12. In a statement, the department says they are investigating the misuse of camera and computer equipment. They cannot comment any further at this time.

Ystenes was with the UWPD since March 17th, 1996.


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