A Grand Jury returned an indictment against a Prince George’s County police officer on Thursday, July 26th, for the following offenses: first degree assault, second degree assault, and misconduct in office.
It is alleged that on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Corporal Rickie Adey responded to the 6900 block of Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights, for the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival, he observed a large group of individuals running from the scene. Corporal Adey confronted a 13-year-old who admitted he was attempting to elude police by attempting to climb over a six-foot-high fence. Corporal Adey pulled the teen from the fence and assaulted him. The teenager sustained minor injuries as a result of the alleged assault.
Corporal Adey is a ten-year veteran of the Department. He was suspended immediately after the State’s Attorney’s Office informed the Department of the Grand Jury’s findings. A suspension hearing is scheduled for next week during which the officer’s pay status will be determined.