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Maryland officer suspended over inappropriate touching claim

January 5, 2019

NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland police have suspended an officer accused of inappropriately touching a woman at a Washington-area transit station.

The woman told authorities the assault happened early Friday morning outside of the New Carrollton Metro Station. The Prince George’s County Police Department issued a statement saying the allegations involve one of its patrol officers who was on duty at the time.

Surveillance video from the station is being reviewed. Both the Metro Transit Police and the Prince George’s County Police Internal Affairs Unit are investigating.

The officer was suspended pending the investigation as part of standard procedure.

The officer’s name wasn’t released.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that woman alleged inappropriate touching on Friday, not Saturday.

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