The Prince George's County State's Attorney Office has charged 13 current Prince George’s County police officers and one retired county police officer with misconduct in office, along with felony and misdemeanor theft scheme.
Investigators tell FOX5 at some point between Jan. 17, 2019, and March 27, 2021, the fourteen police officers concealed overlapping secondary employment shifts from the police department.
"This is an unprecedented case in which 14 officers have been indicted in a theft and misconduct scheme. In the face of the recent surge in crime that we have seen in the last several weeks, it is very difficult to have to bring a case like this to the public. However, we cannot, and will not, overlook these crimes," says Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy.
All 14 officers were indicted on misconduct in office charges. Of those, 13 will also face charges for theft scheme of at least $1,500 to under $25,000, and one is facing charges for theft scheme of at least $100 to under $1,500. Seven of the officers are being charged with an additional count of misconduct in office for submitting falsified information to the secondary employer.