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MPD Officer Arrested in Maryland and Charged with with Armed Robbery, Firearm Use, Assault 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree, Sex Offense Third Degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Prostitution offenses

by Prince Of Petworth April 7, 2017 at 9:55 am 10 Comments

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From MPD:

“On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Metropolitan Police Officer Chukwuemeka Ekwonna was arrested by the Anne Arundel County Police on a warrant charging him with Armed Robbery, Firearm Use, Assault 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree, Sex Offense Third Degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Prostitution offenses that occurred on January 9, 2017.

Officer Ekwonna has been with the Metropolitan Police Department for 14 months and is assigned to the Second District. At this time, his police powers have been revoked and he has been placed in a non-contact status. The incident is being investigated by the Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department Internal Affairs Division.”

  • Concerned Citizen

    That must have been one hell of a party.

  • NH Ave Hiker

    Guess the background check process failed on that one…

    • I was wondering about that too

    • Anon Spock

      If you’ve never had a run in with the law, they aren’t going to find anything.

  • eggs

    If this was a warrant, how on earth did that not immediately alert MPD HR??

    • yendel

      Even though the offenses allegedly occurred on January 9, they probably just issued the warrant recently (perhaps because the victim(s) came forward only recently or because there wasn’t enough evidence for probable cause until now), and then followed up immediately with the arrest.

  • jim_ed

    Per Justin Fenton at the Baltimore Sun, the officer robbed a 15 year old whom he had paid for sex after meeting her on social media.

    • LittleBluePenguin

      jesus christ, what a scumbag!

  • Rich

    I used to be part of the process for screening police candidates in a different jurisdictions and have several colleagues who have done large scale screening for states and large city departments (larger than DC). States and cities often have to wait until funds are available to hire and put people through the police academy. The match between the applicant pool and the time at which they can hire often is imperfect and suburbs, small towns, etc. face the same challenges as DC. Departments will never say so publicly, but they often have to consider candidates who have questions based on test scores, psych evals, etc. They hope for the best (or a quick washout at the academy or during their probation) and often are willing to hear ideas for how they should manage problem people but things don’t always work out. A high school classmate of mine who was no one’s idea of a good candidate for police work was hired by a nearby suburb (many of us thought they had to be kidding by hiring this joker)and after many years was finally kicked off the force for abusing his position and uniform after many years of “service”. My own skepticism about giving too much power to individual officers is mostly a function of knowing how people get hired and how difficult it can be to get them fired.

  • Anon

    Update from the second district list serv. This guy was terminated yesterday.


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