PGCPD Refuses to ID Cop on Leave Amid Extortion Accusations

Prince George's County cop accused of demanding money at traffic stops.

PGCPD Refuses to ID Cop on Leave Amid Extortion Accusations
Restrictions proposed on police seizure of property.

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD. – A PGCPD officer is on leave after being accused of extorting motorists during traffic stops. The drivers reported the cop to the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGCPD) saying the officer would overlook traffic violations in exchange for money. One driver reportedly ratted out the cop after falling victim to the cop’s greed and paying him off Friday.

The department opened an internal investigation into the unnamed cop. Early in the investigation, another citizen told police the cop offered to ignore the traffic infraction with a little payoff. This prompted the department to release a statement requesting anyone in the community who also fell prey to the “bad apple” to call their Internal Affairs Division.

The department did not release the identity of the officer to protect him from the community. Instead, the PGCPD cop was suspended and given a paid vacation while the investigation continues. Aside from the paid vacation the department has not indicated if the officer will face any charges or other disciplinary measures.

Prince George’s Officer Ryan Macklin Arrested on Rape Charges

This is not the first PGCPD officer to be outed for extorting motorists. Last month, six-year-veteran Ryan Macklin, was arrested and charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, perverted practice, second-degree assault, and fourth-degree sex offense. He was exposed extorting an immigrant motorist but instead of getting paid, Macklin was getting laid.

He reportedly pulled over the undocumented woman around 1am. During the traffic stop, Macklin forced the woman to “perform a sexual act” while both sat inside the woman’s car in a nearby parking lot.

The woman eventually mustered up the courage to go to police and expose the deviant. This forced detectives to locate and release surveillance footage of Macklin pulling the woman over. Authorities believe, based upon the cop’s behavior, that he has done it or something like is and is encouraging anyone with a story to come forward.