Friday, March 20, 2015

Chief Magaw Announces Suspension of Officer After Indictment

A Prince George’s County Police officer is now suspended without pay after being indicted by a grand jury on Thursday.

Police Officer Jenchesky Santiago faces a first degree assault charge and other misdemeanor charges. The allegations involve conduct which occurred while Officer Santiago was on duty on May 10, 2014. No one was injured.

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division launched an investigation after learning of the incident. Officer Santiago’s police powers were suspended on June 3, 2014.

Police Chief Mark Magaw issued this statement following the grand jury indictment:

“We immediately brought this case to the State’s Attorney’s Office for review and we appreciate their partnership. We do not train our officers in this manner. These actions are not indicative of the high standards we expect of our officers. Our department remains, as always, committed to constitutional, ethical and professional policing.”

Santiago has been employed by the PGPD for three years and was assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District II.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office at 301-952-2848.

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