'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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At least three Prince George's County sheriff's deputies recently charged with offenses related to drunken driving are on the job, although their police powers have been suspended while their cases are investigated.
The parents of a teenage girl slain by her ex-boyfriend after the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office failed to arrest the man on an open warrant are angered that the agency has again mishandled an arrest warrant for another man now accused of murder.
"I certainly am always concerned about the individual member," Sheriff High said, adding that he tries to balance his concern over employees' situations with that of the agency's image.
Sheriff Melvin C. High, the county's former police chief who has served as sheriff since 2010, said internal investigations at times can reveal areas in which employees may need more training.