2 Prince George’s Officers Charged With Kidnapping

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PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) — Two Prince George’s County police officers have been charged with kidnapping and misconduct for allegedly detaining two teens and assaulting one of them.

Police say the officers were charged Thursday. They are identified as 27-year-old Christopher Michael Perry and 26-year-old Michael Rowe.

An attorney for one teen says the officers were off duty, in plain clothes and driving a police cruiser during an incident May 28 when they arrived in Waldorf and apparently tried to scare three teens who had been accused of stealing alcohol from a party. The officers handcuffed one teen, and another escaped. One teen was beaten.

Charles County officials investigated the incident. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Diane Richardson says both officers were released Thursday on personal recognizance. They were also charged with false imprisonment and second-degree assault.

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