A US Police officer has been suspended after he was filmed kissing a female before they went into the backseat of a patrol car, the Prince George’s County Police Department confirmed.
The police department identified the officer as Francesco Marlett, who was suspended in 2016 over allegations that he beat a 3-year-old child unconscious, according to Fox 5 DC.
“His police powers are now suspended as the investigation continues,” the department tweeted Tuesday evening after previously announcing an investigation had been launched into the video.
In the viral clip, the officer can be seen giving a lengthy, passionate smooch to a woman wearing a tiny dress while aggressively grabbing her behind.
The uniformed officer is then seen walking the woman to the back of his squad car. While in, they closed the door behind them.
The video appeared to be filmed at Carson Park, right next door to the Oxon Hill High School, according to ABC 7News.
According to our media partner at The Baltimore Banner, Nelson O, who filmed them, said he made the video of the encounter that was shared on a relative’s TikTok account.
He was in Oxon Hill’s Carson Park with his child and family to play soccer Sunday night when he saw the officer walking around looking “suspicious, but when [he] saw the young girl pull up [he] started recording because something didn’t seem right,” he said, adding that the female appeared to be in her early 20s.
The two remained in the vehicle for about 40 minutes before exiting the back of the police cruiser and quickly leaving the park in their respective vehicles, Nelson O. told the Banner.
“It was concerning because there’s kids around,” he said.
“It just seemed off because this is the person that you’re supposed to call for suspicious activity doing the suspicious activity, you know.”