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Two Prince George's County Police officers have been suspended from duty for allegedly creating and posting online an offensive video.

The video depicts a traffic stop that appears to take place in Prince George's County, according to a police news release.

It shows two black officers in uniform using "crude stereotypes and profanity" while interacting with a black driver, who police said appears to be an actor.

Police said Chief Mark Magaw considers the video offensive to the community and the department.

The officers — a three-year veteran and a 10-year veteran assigned to District V who were not named by police — had their powers suspended just hours after the video was discovered, police said.

A duty status hearing for the officers will be held next week, according to the release.

kalexander@gazette.net