- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Two Prince George’s County police officers are suspended and placed on leave after being charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment of three juveniles at a Charles County cookout.
Officers Michael Rowe, 26, of the 9500 block of Noble Drive in Upper Marlboro and Christopher Perry, 27, of the 8900 block of Tower Mill Lane in Waldorf, were indicted by the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office on charges of kidnapping, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and misconduct in office, according to Kevin Davis, assistant police chief for Prince George’s County police.
The charges stem from an incident that happened between the two men and three juveniles who were all at a May 28 Memorial Day weekend cookout in Charles County, but no further information about what actions led to the charges was unavailable from police.
The juveniles and their parents contacted the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Prince George’s County Police was notified May 29, Davis said.
Both Perry and Rowe were off duty and in plainclothes on May 28, but were operating a marked Prince George’s County police cruiser, Davis said. Perry has been a county police officer for four years and Rowe for five years, Davis said.
No attorney information was listed for either officer in online Charles County District Court records.
Both officers will enter a closed hearing Monday to determine whether they will still receive pay via their suspension, Davis said.
Davis added there will be “administrative proceedings” within the police department after their cases go to trial.