BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Prince George’s County police officer is suspended without pay following his arrest Tuesday in Anne Arundel County.
Cpl. Benjamin Lazic was off duty when he was arrested on two counts of second-degree child abuse and one count of second-degree assault, Prince George’s County Police said.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: A Cold End To The Workweek, With A Winter Weather Advisory In Place For The Lower Eastern Shore
Details about the corporal’s arrest weren’t released, but the police department described it as “domestic-related.”READ MORE: Members Of Safe Streets Plan To Honor DaShawn McGrier On Saturday
The police department said it suspended Lazic without pay and opened an internal investigation into his conduct after learning of his arrest.
“The charges against Corporal Lazic are troubling,” Police Chief Malik Aziz said. “If any officer breaks the law, on or off duty, that officer should be held accountable.”MORE NEWS: Ravens And Defensive Coordinator Don 'Wink' Martindale Agree To Part Ways, Harbaugh Says
Lazic, a patrol officer, has been with the police department since 2013.