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      PG County police officer charged with theft, misconduct

      A Prince George's County police officer has been charged with theft and misconduct in office and placed on administrative leave, according to the Prince George's police department.

      Officer Martin Abundez, a six-year veteran assigned to the property warehouse, has been suspended from duty pending the outcome of a criminal court case.

      Abundez has been charged with two counts of theft and two counts of misconduct in office.

      "While I am disappointed that a police officer would engage in suspected criminal misconduct, I applaud the commander who acted immediately to address this serious breach of the public trust," stated Prince George's County Chief of Police Mark Magaw.