Oop! Looks like the Prince George’s County Police officer has been suspended after the department launched an investigation into a viral video that showed the officer kissing a woman at a park near a school.
The department announced Officer, Francesco Marlett was suspended from his job after the viral video surfaced all over social media. PGPD also released a statement about the incident that read:
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“PGPD Executive Command is aware of a video circulating on social media with one of our officers. As soon as we became aware earlier today, we opened an investigation to determine the circumstances. Additional information will be released once investigated and confirmed,” the department said Tuesday afternoon.
The person who allegedly filmed the video, identified as Nelson, told Baltimore Banner that the cop and the woman stayed inside the cruiser for about 40 minutes before leaving the park separately. “It was concerning because there’s kids around,” he said. “It just seemed off because if this is the person that you’re supposed to call for suspicious activity doing the suspicious activity, you know.”
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Come to find out out, a local news nation reported that this marks Marlett’s second suspension. He was suspended for a month in May after being accused of domestic violence, returning to duty the next month. Previously, in 2016, he was charged with child abuse after allegedly knocking a 3-year-old unconscious. Those charges were dropped and his record expunged.
We will keep you updated as this story develops!