Prince George’s officer suspended during probe

A Prince George’s County police officer has been suspended while internal affairs investigators probe his relationship with a woman arrested on drug possession charges in D.C. Friday night, authorities said.

The officer has not been charged with any crimes, but Prince George’s internal affairs investigators are probing whether he had any involvement in the drug case, said Sgt. Sonya Rorls, a Prince George’s County police spokesman. She said the man was in a vehicle with a woman that D.C. police pulled over about 8 p.m. Friday in the 5300 block of Fitch Street SE.

Rorls identified the officer as Stephen Kingman. He is assigned to District 1 and is still on probationary status, Rorls said. He recently joined the department

Rorls said D.C. police contacted the officer’s supervisor after they made the arrest, as is the protocol in cases involving police officers from other agencies. She said she could not provide more details about the drug case because it was being handled by D.C. police.

A D.C. police spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment Saturday night.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.

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