ATLANTA, GA. - An Atlanta Police officer is on paid administrative leave after he was accused of exposing himself to a boy at Lenox Mall.
According to the incident report, the son of a mall security guard told police was inside a stall at a Lenox Mall bathroom when officer Jimmie Currie opened the door. The victim told police Currie pulled down his pants and started to masturbate in front of the victim. When the boy jumped up, he said the officer ran out of the restroom.
The boy called his mom, and she alerted mall security. The victim was able to identify the man inside the restroom to mall security guards. When the mall security guard asked the man for identification, he gave them his Atlanta Police ID card.
The alleged incident happened on August 19th. Officer Currie is on leave while the investigation is being conducted.
"The Atlanta Police Department takes these allegations very seriously," a spokesperson with the APD said in a statement. "Chief Turner has always prioritized officer accountability and honesty, and will continue to take decisive action when necessary to hold his employers to the highest standard."
Officer Currie has been with the police department since 2001.