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PGPD Officers Suspended For Inappropriate Video

Police chief to address reporters over suspensions during Friday night press conference.

The Prince George's County Police Department has suspended two police officers for "creating a video that is inconsistent with the values" of the community, according to a press release issued by the department late in the day on Friday.

In just an hour— at 6:30 p.m.—Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw will be addressing reporters about the suspension of the two officers during a press conference at police headquarters in Palmer Park. 

What exactly a "video inconsistent with the values of our community" means was not addressed in the press release. Prince George's County Police Department Media Relations Division spokesperson Cpl. Larry Johnson declined to comment further on the matter, saying that questions would be answered at the scheduled Friday night press conference.

According to the press release Magaw suspended the officers on the grounds of engaging in "unbecoming conduct".

Magaw will be joined in the press conference by Assistant Police Chief Kevin Davis, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89 President Vince Canales, Deputy Chief Amal Awad, and Maj. Cesar Pacheco, Commander of Internal Affairs.

Friend November 17, 2012 at 02:23 AM
I find it confusing that Greenbelt police officers will be suspended for making a video 'inconsistent with community values' but when beating a man with no reasonable explanation, the officers involved were put on PAID administrative leave.. Wouldn't beating an innocent man be inconsistent with community values as well? Something to think about...
AndThenAgain November 17, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Confused and delusional: Greenbelt police had nothing to do with the video; it was a pair of BLACK officers from P.G. County, not Greenbelt. Bad luck, huh, hater?
Wink November 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM
It's funny that the above writer had to emphasize "BLACK". Let me take a wild guess you voted for Mitt Romney!
Joseph November 17, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Tart off, idioit, be recognizing these wre NOT Greenbelt Police Officers
Joseph November 17, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Sorry for the typos :(
Nick November 17, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Let me take a wild guess those racist police voted for Barack Obama!
Pachacutec November 19, 2012 at 06:14 PM
OK, so who complained, one of the politically correct crowd? If you're in a job such as police officer, other emergency responders, military in battleground conditions, etc., many times you'll engage in pranks, etc., that may not be in the best of taste, but that help to relieve the stress, to offset the horrors, that you see on the job. These people are out there laying their lives on the line for us every day, so cut 'em some slack. Sad to see that this country has lost its sense of humor.
Joseph November 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I agree to a point- most of those pranks aren't sent to the whole F%%%^&099 world on the internet!!!!

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