Friday, July 11, 2014

Chief Magaw Statement on Arrest of Off-Duty PGPD Officer

The Metropolitan Police Department yesterday arrested an off-duty Prince George’s County police officer. Corporal Michael Brown is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Chief Mark Magaw released the following statement today:

“When one of our officers is accused of wrongdoing, we take those allegations seriously. Our Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) immediately launched an administrative investigation upon learning of the arrest. Corporal Brown’s police powers have been suspended. The Prince George’s County Police Department holds our officers to high standards whether they are on or off duty. That’s a commitment we have made and will keep to our community.”

Corporal Brown is a 12-year veteran assigned to the Aviation Unit. He is currently suspended with pay pending an administrative hearing.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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