NYPD captain accused of exposing himself

May 28, 2008 5:45:36 AM PDT
A veteran NYPD transit captain was charged with exposing himself to another man in a Queens subway station yesterday morning. Eyewitness News has learned 51-year-old Jeffrey Klimas was charged with public lewdness, a misdemeanor. He was issued a desk appearance ticket and released on his own recognizance. He was automatically suspended for at least 30 days without pay.

Klimas was accused of exposing himself to a 20-year-old man at around 8:30 a.m. in the Union Turnpike station.

Police say the victim, who alerted police of the alleged exposure, told investigators that he has an ongoing relationship with the captain, who is assigned to the Transit Bureau's Special Operations District.

Klimas, a veteran of at least 20 years, is married with children and lives in New Hyde Park. He denied the charges and is cooperating with an Internal Affairs investigation.

Klimas was previously accused of a similar on-duty incident, but his alleged victim in that case, a teen, was determined not to be credible.