Two Prince George’s County police officers have been suspended while investigators continue looking into an incident in which one officer discharged his gun, the county police said Monday.
The police department said in a news release that videotape evidence “does not support” the initial account of the incident, which occurred Friday night in the Brentwood area.
In a statement Saturday, police said the officer fired during a confrontation with someone who “began to reach for” the officer’s gun. No one was struck. The confrontation followed a chase from a store where police thought a robbery was about to be committed, the Saturday statement said.
In their initial account, police said Ryan Keith Dorm, 19, of Cottage City was charged with attempted second-degree assault and attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer. They are now asking that the charges be amended.