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Temple Hills man shot, details to follow
TEMPLE HILLS —The Prince George’s Police Department declared a barricade in the 3500 block of Summit Drive in Temple Hills after responding to a report of a shooting.
Officials said the incident occurred around 1:20 a.m. on Nov. 16. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located a man outside the residence suffering from apparent gunshot wound.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. Out of caution, police checked the victim’s residence for possible armed suspects. None were located.
Police have not revealed the identity of a possible suspect, the victim or whether any arrests were made. The investigation is ongoing.
Racist Flyers Found in PG County neighborhood under investigation
UPPER MARLBORO —Prince George’s County Police detectives are investigating a number of purportedly racist pamphlets that were found scattered around a rural neighborhood of Prince George’s County, officials said.
On Nov. 11, a resident walking through the 17000 block of Claggett Landing Road in Upper Marlboro found nine “Loyal Knights of the Ku Klux Klan”propaganda leaflets left in residential driveways, according to police. The citizen immediately collected what was understood to be hate literature and called 911.
When patrol officers arrived on scene and conducted a neighborhood canvass, they found nearly thirty more identical pamphlets.
“We are aware of similar incidents outside of our jurisdiction and have assigned the case to our Regional Investigations Division,”PGPD said in a statement from Nov. 13.
No further information or details have been released.
PGPD officer suspended after bribe allegations
SEABROOK – An officer with the Prince George’s Police Department has been suspended after two complaints alleging that payment was demanded to overlook violations during traffic stops.
Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski announced the suspension of the officer in a Nov. 10 press conference. The officer remains unidentified because the investigation is ongoing.
Officials said an individual came forward to police on Nov. 9 alleging that he paid the officer cash during a traffic stop at the officer’s demand in lieu of receiving a citation.
After discovering the news, Stawinski immediately launched an internal affairs investigation; and in the early stages of the investigation, a second citizen came forward and alleged the same officer also demanded payment for leniency during a similar traffic stop.
The officer was on-duty and in uniform during the alleged interactions with the drivers, Stawinski said. Both victims said they complied and gave the officer several hundred dollars, according to police. Neither received a traffic citation.
“It is very early in this investigation, but I wanted to assure our community that immediate action was taken and a thorough investigation is underway,”Stawinski said.
“I take these allegations very seriously. Maintaining the public trust is the highest priority. As soon as the investigation develops more information, I will provide additional facts to our community.”
The officer’s police powers were suspended on the evening of Nov. 9 but is still receiving pay, according to Stawinski.
Police urge any resident who had a similar encounter or experience of officer misconduct to contact PGPD’s Internal Affairs Division at 301-772-4795.
“If proven to be true, this is quite simply a crime,”Stawinski added. “Individuals will be held accountable.”
The case is under review by the county’s State’s Attorney’s Office.