Two Prince George's County Officers Charged With Kidnapping

Apparently tried to scare three teens who had been accused of stealing alcohol from a party, said a lawyer for one teen.

Friday, Jun 29, 2012  |  Updated 12:24 PM EDT
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Two Pr. George's Officers Charged With Kidnapping

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Another day of crime in DFW.

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Two Prince George's County police officers were charged Thursday with kidnapping and misconduct for allegedly detaining two teens and assaulting one of them.

Authorities identified the officers as Christopher Michael Perry, 27, and Michael Rowe, 26.

An attorney for one teen says the officers were off duty, in plain clothes and driving a police cruiser during the incident May 28 in Waldorf. They 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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