A Long Beach Police Department employee was arrested last week on suspicion of filming people in the bathroom of the department’s headquarters, according to authorities.

Sergio Nieto, 28, works for the LBPD as a clerk, according to the department. Police allege Nieto had been surreptitiously photographing and videotaping other employees in a second-floor men’s room at the police station in Downtown.

Investigators discovered this on June 29 when someone reported suspicious activity in that restroom, according to a news release from the department.

Within an hour, police discovered what was going on and then connected it to Nieto, who is a Downey resident, authorities said.

Police arrested him and booked him on suspicion of recording people in a restroom without their knowledge, according to the authorities. He was booked at the Signal Hill Police Department, “To avoid a conflict of interest with his work site,” the LBPD said.

Nieto has been suspended while police continue to investigate “the scope of the illegal activity,” authorities said.

Police asked anyone who has more information or thinks he or she may be a victim to contact detectives at 562-570-7368.

Jeremiah Dobruck is managing editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @jeremiahdobruck on Twitter.