Prince George's officer indicted for assaulting teen

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A Prince George's County police officer was indicted for assaulting a teenage boy, a day after receiving praise for helping evacuate residents from a burning building.

Cpl. Ricky Adey was responding to sounds of gunshots in Capitol Heights on August 4, 2011. When he arrived at the 6900 block of Walker Mill Road, Adey saw a large group of juveniles running from the scene, police said, and Adey chased down one of the individuals, 13-year-old Kyre Jenkins.

Adey allegedly pulled Jenkins down from a fence the boy was trying to climb to evade police and assaulted him, at one point putting his gun to Jenkins' head, according to prosecutors.

A 10-year veteran of the county police, Adey was charged with first- and second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

A Grand Jury returned the indictment on Thursday, police announced Friday afternoon.

Adey was one of two officers police praised Wednesday for helping evacuate residents from a burning District Heights apartment building on Wednesday, according to the Prince George's Gazette.

He was suspended immediately after the Prince George's County State's Attorneys office made the department aware of the indictment, according to police. A suspension hearing will be held next week.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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