- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 18, 2020

Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski resigned Thursday.

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said in a statement that she accepted his resignation, which is effective immediately. She did not comment further, but has scheduled a press conference for noon Friday.

The county’s chapter of the NAACP had planned to hold a vote of no confidence against Chief Stawinski. A number of police officers are engaged in a discrimination lawsuit against the Prince George’s County Police Department, in which they say the department punishes black and Hispanic employees with harsher measures than white employees.

A 94-page report commissioned by the police filing the suit detailed racial bias and discrimination toward officers of color, according to multiple reports.

One former police officer, Adrian Crudup, says he was transferred “maybe three times in six months” once he began to speak out against perceived racism in the department.



Chief Stawinski has led the police department since 2016.

 

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