PG officer suspended after assault charge in DC

July 11

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The head of the Prince George’s County Police Department says one of his officers has been suspended after being arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in Washington.

Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw made the announcement Friday. Cpl. Michael Brown, a 12-year veteran assigned to the aviation unit, was arrested Thursday when he was off duty

Magaw did not detail the circumstances of Brown’s arrest but said he has been suspended without pay pending an administrative hearing.

Brown is scheduled to return to court in Washington on July 23.

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