A COP caught on camera allegedly kissing a woman in a park has been suspended after video of the incident circulated on social media.
Prince George’s County Police Officer Francesco Marlett has been suspended after an investigation into the incident was opened.
Marlett was suspended from the force as of Tuesday evening.
Prince George’s County, Maryland, Police released a statement acknowledging Marlett’s suspension.
“PGPD Executive Command is aware of a video circulating on social media with one of our officers,” the statement began.
“As soon as we became aware earlier today, we opened an investigation to determine the circumstances.
“Additional information will be released once investigated and confirmed.”
The video surfaced on social media on Monday and shows Marlett allegedly kissing a woman before climbing into the backseat of a police car with her.
The incident took place at a local park near Oxon Hill High School.
Nelson Ochoa was at the park on Labor Day when he began filming as the car pulled up.
“As soon as I started recording, a car pulled up and a young lady came out,” Ochoa told local NBC affiliate WRC-TV.
“We couldn’t believe what we were seeing, and what really made us go, ‘Wow, this is crazy,’ is when the car started rocking a little bit to the left and right.
“That’s when we were, like, this is crazy. In broad daylight with kids around.”
Ochoa said that Marlett and the woman drove off in opposite directions after about 40 minutes.
“I’m glad I caught it on camera so Prince George’s could see what kind of officers they have working for them supposedly protecting the community,” he said.
Marlett was previously suspended in 2016.
He was charged with child abuse after he allegedly knocked a 3-year-old child unconscious, according to a local Fox affiliate in Baltimore.
Marlett was also recently suspended in May 2023 when he was accused of domestic violence.
He later returned to work in June.