Prince George’s County police internal affairs investigators are now trying to determine the extent of the involvement of five uniformed off-duty police officers who were working security at a house party where a man drowned.
The man who drowned, 22-year-old Kevin Akinfeleye, of Lanham, Md., drowned early Sunday morning at the Broadwater Mansion in Upper Marlboro. The mansion is owned by former Maryland state senator Tommie Broadwater.
Authorities said there was a two hour gap from when emergency first responders arrived at the party, were turned away from the party by police, and then returned.
Emergency responders were first called at 1:30 a.m. and then turned away by police. They then returned at 3:30 a.m. after receiving another call about the drowning.
About 800 to 1,000 guests were at the party when the 22-year-old drowned.
Col. Kevin Davis, of the Prince George’s County police, is now restricting all police officers in the department from working at house parties.
The drowned man’s mother says the event was billed as a "back to school" party and tickets were $40.
She wants answers as to why the hired cops didn't search the pool when they got word there might be a drowning.
She says her son didn't drink or smoke and was going into senior year - studying to be a marine engineer.