Our Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) launched an administrative investigation immediately after learning of the arrest. Officer Samuels-Thompson's police powers had already been suspended at the time of his arrest for internal, unrelated charges. After today's matter is adjudicated, the officer faces an administrative hearing and the possibility of termination.
The officer was not driving a departmental vehicle.
Officer Samuels-Thompson has been employed by the PGPD for seven years and is currently assigned to the Bureau of Patrol in an administrative role.
For more information, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Office at 202-727-4383.