Thursday, December 1, 2016

Suspended Officer Indicted by Grand Jury

A suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer was indicted by a grand jury today.

Police Officer Juan Hernandez faces charges of second degree assault and misconduct in office.  The allegations stem from conduct while the officer was on-duty on June 13, 2016. His police powers were suspended the same day. 

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division launched an investigation.

“The Prince George’s County Police Department presented this case to the State’s Attorney’s Office for consideration of criminal charges. I expect our officers to serve this community in a professional manner at all times. Our department is committed to constitutional and ethical policing,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.

Hernandez has been employed by the PGPD for 11 years and was assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.

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

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