PALMER PARK — Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto Hylton says the charges against three of his officers leaves a nasty taste in his mouth.
Hylton made the comments Monday, hours after the FBI arrested the officers, saying he is concerned that greed has taken over some of the department’s employees.
Two officers and five other people are charged in a scheme to sell untaxed cigarettes and alcohol. A third officer and another man are charged in a drug and gun conspiracy.
All three officers are suspended without pay.
Police say it appears that at least one officer met his alleged coconspirators through off-duty work at a liquor store. Hylton promised a review of moonlighting policies for officers.