Suspended PGPD Captain charged with assault

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PRINCE GEORGE’S CO — On Thursday, July 19th, Maryland State Police arrested Prince George’s County Police Captain Thomas Hart who has been suspended from our agency for more than three months.

Hart, a 22-year veteran of the department assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, is charged with 1 count of felony assault and 1 count of misdemeanor assault stemming from a dispute yesterday with another individual who is known to Hart.

Captain Hart, 52 years old, was suspended without pay back in April stemming from a criminal investigation in an unrelated matter.

Our Internal Affairs Division is investigating. Stay with DCW50 for the latest.


PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – A Prince George’s County Police Captain is now facing charges for allegedly forging a signature on a withdrawal check, police say.

Maryland State Police charged Captain Thomas Hart, 52, with two counts of felony forgery and one count of misdemeanor theft Friday afternoon.

Police say Hart is accused of forging a signature on a withdrawal check from a joint financial account that he shares with his ex-wife.

“If proven true, they serve to undermine the trust of our community despite the fact that they do not reflect the standards of the institution,” said Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.

Police say Hart is now suspended without pay.

Hart has also been under investigation since January on several unrelated matters, but police say they cannot provide further details yet.