News Release, Prince George’s County Police Department

A Prince George’s County Grand Jury indicted a suspended Prince George’s County Police officer on Tuesday. 

Lieutenant Richard Tallant faces a charge of a second-degree sex offense for an incident that occurred two years ago. The alleged unlawful conduct occurred in February of 2017 while he was off-duty.

His police powers were suspended in April of 2019 when the Prince George’s County Police Department was made aware of the allegations, which involved him sexually assaulting a woman with whom he was familiar while attending a social outing in Upper Marlboro. 

The Internal Affairs Division immediately launched an investigation after learning of the allegation. The PGPD brought the case to the State’s Attorney’s Office for consideration of criminal charges following an internal investigation.

Tallant is now suspended without pay. He joined the department in 1997 and is currently assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Division.


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