UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The head of the Prince George’s County Police Department says one of his officers has been suspended after being arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in Washington.

Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw made the announcement Friday. Cpl. Michael Brown, a 12-year veteran assigned to the aviation unit, was arrested Thursday when he was off duty

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Magaw did not detail the circumstances of Brown’s arrest but said he has been suspended without pay pending an administrative hearing.

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Brown is scheduled to return to court in Washington on July 23.

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