Officer Convicted Of Assault For Holding Gun To Man’s Head (VIDEO)

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police have released cellphone video of an officer who held a gun to a man’s head, leading to a conviction on four criminal charges.

Officer Jenchesky Santiago was convicted by a judge on Wednesday of two counts of assault, a handgun offense and misconduct in office.

The cellphone video shows Santiago holding a gun to a man’s head and ordering him to get back inside a car. Prosecutors say Santiago had accused the man of parking illegally when he had not. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred in Bowie in May 2014.

Santiago has been suspended without pay since his indictment in March. Chief Mark Magaw will decide whether to fire the officer once an internal investigation is complete.

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  1. “Officer Jenchesky Santiago was convicted by a judge on Wednesday of two counts of assault, a handgun offense and misconduct in office.”

    “Santiago has been suspended without pay since his indictment in March. Chief Mark Magaw will decide whether to fire the officer once an internal investigation is complete.”

    Huh? A conviction still isn’t enough to get fired? And the internal investigation trumps the Judicial system’s investigation?

    Ok, put me down for a great big WTF?

  2. Avatar for vonq vonq says:

    Jesus F**ked. We can’t even park now?!

  3. Gun to head for parking…correctly?
    Ooookay… then take home message would be park that buggy and walk away from it … carefully.

  4. That could have been another tragedy. Thank god the officer didn’t think the suspect lunged at him, resisted, reached into his waist or was going for the officer’s weapon. And, one “drop gun” saved for another time.

  5. He seems nice…

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