A Prince George County, Maryland, police officer has been placed on leave following a viral video showing him kissing a woman before joining her in the backseat of his police car. According to The Baltimore Banner, the department opened an investigation on Sept. 5 after it became aware that footage of Francesco Marlett embracing and kissing a woman was circulating.
The department posted on an official department news account on X, formerly Twitter.
“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 post read.
Update: the officer has been identified. His police powers are now suspended as the investigation continues. https://t.co/hzDdUZuNzm
Nelson said, “It was concerning because there’s kids around. It just seemed off because this is the person that you’re supposed to call for suspicious activity doing the suspicious activity, you know.”
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Source: Black Enterprise