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Two local county officers arrested in Florida

TWO PG COPSPALMER PARK – For the second time within a week, two more Prince George's County police officers are off the job after they were arrested in Florida in two separate incidents.

Miami Beach Police arrested officer Charles Keith Williams Jr. (who has been an officer with the county for the last three years) for resisting arrest. Officials from the Miami Beach Police Department said officers weredeescalating a massive fight on April 8 when Officer

Williams allegedly identified himself as an officer and approached the officers who had a man and a woman in custody.

According to officers on the scene, Williams walked through the officers showing his police badge. As officers told Williams to back off, they were in the middle of an investigation, and he refused their orders and continued to walk around in the area waving his arms.

At one point officers on the scene said Williams “took an aggressive fighting stance, bladed his stance, staggered his feet and balled his fist, and began to size up” the officers.

After several commands to stand down, officers took Williams to the ground with an armbar, and a leg sweep, then arrested him.

Police officials from Prince George's County Police Department say Williams is back in the county and has been placed on leave with pay.

The department's internal affairs division has launched an investigation into the incident. In a second incident, Miami-Dade County Police arrested Prince George’s County Officer Steven Tyler Pascal on an arrest warrant for domestic violence.

A spokesperson for Anne Arundel County Police Department said a commissioner issued an arrest warrant for Pascal on a charge of domestic violence after his girlfriend came to a police station while Pascal was in Mexico and filed a complaint of domestic violence against Pascal.

When Pascal returns from Florida, he will be placed on leave. The department's internal affairs division will also launch an investigation into the incident.

Last modified onWednesday, 11 April 2018 19:31
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