If you heard about the guy taking photos in Lisle's Community Park, you can now rest easy.
The man was actually a sworn police officer taking photos as part of a course hosted by Lisle police, the department announced on Wednesday.
"The purpose of this (news) release is to inform everyone who received a warning email that the incident has been reviewed by the departments involved and found to be unfounded," Lisle police said in the release.
Residents began to inquire about a man taking photos on Aug. 28 in Community Park. A concerned citizen witnessed a male subject taking photographs in the park and feared for the safety of the children present, the release said.
Several e-mails were then sent to various groups warning people to be on the lookout for suspicious subjects. Somebody who got the e-mail then contacted Lisle police, who completed their own investigation.
Lisle police hosted a three-day advanced course for evidence technicians, which is a position within a police department. Part of the course curriculum was to take photos in low light in and around the Lisle Community Park area, according to the release.
"This course was attended by officers from various police departments for three days from Wednesday, August 28 to Friday, August 30," the release said. "The course was held in the afternoon to evening hours and had several police officers taking photos in the park so it's possible other people also witnessed them taking pictures for the class."
Lisle police ask residents to spread the word that the Aug. 28 incident was unfounded, and to always contact police if you see anything suspicious in the future.
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