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Two Prince George's Officers Indicted in Kidnapping, Assault

Two Prince George's County officers were suspended and placed on administrative leave.

 

Prince George's County Police officials announced Thursday afternoon that two of their own were indicted on charges of kidnapping and assault.

Officer Michael Rowe, 26, of the 9500 block of Noble Drive in Upper Marlboro and officer Christopher Perry, 27, of the 8900 block of Tower Mill Lane in Waldorf were suspended and placed on administrative leave after they were indicted on charges stemming from an incident on Memorial Day weekend in Charles County.

The Charles County State's Attorney's Office charged Rowe and Perry with kidnapping, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and misconduct in office, according to county police officials.

Police said that the officers were charged in an incident involving three juveniles that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend, but no other details were available. After the incident, the juveniles and their parents contacted Charles County police, who then contact PGPD.

According to Asst. Police Chief Kevin Davis, Perry and Rowe were off duty and were out of uniform but were in a marked Prince George's County Police cruiser at the time of the incident.

"The expectation is that police officers conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner whether they’re on duty or off duty," Davis said.

 

jimmy spence June 29, 2012 at 05:14 PM
These were not nice innocent kids they were drug dealing thugs that got what they deserved.
Albert Van Thournout June 29, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Please respond to the issue. The issue is not the 'kids' as you put it, but that indicted men are on PAID administrative leave. Respond to that.
Erut Gudahl June 29, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Actions performed by off duty police officers should be viewed as in the same light as any other citizen. Too often police are given a bye to abuse the law as they see fit. Their word is given credibility over ordinary people "because they are peace officers". Yet police on duty are under a chain of command with accountability for their actions. Almost all of these acts are committed by the "off duty officer" abusing an undeserved authority without any controls or accountability.
ALTON LEE AND DIANE HILL VANN, ESQ. June 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I am concerned about Jimmy Spence's comments. How does he know that, "these are not innocent kids and that they were drug dealing thugs?" And Carl Winslow, as well. How does he know that, "These 15 year old kids have already had serious charges against them?" The article that I just read stated that, "Police said that the officers were charged in an incident involving three juveniles that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend, but no other details were available." So where did Jimmy and Carl get their "other details?" This is what has gone wrong with this Great Country, these past four year--too many people assume the worst, without any facts--probably out of their own biases. How sad!!
ALTON LEE AND DIANE HILL VANN, ESQ. June 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM
See. C. Smith's ignorant comment is exactly the sound of hate that has been allowed to contaminate this Great Country. This blog is spreading the hate!! Poor C. Smith to be filled with so much self-hate. c smith 6:15 pm on Friday, June 29, 2012 isn't that great, killing, liberals, fags and ni@@ers at will

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