Prince George's Co. officer accused of putting gun to man's head

A Prince George's County police officer has been indicted on charges related to an incident in which he is accused of putting a gun to a man's head.

In May of last year, investigators say Officer Jenchesky Santiago approached an illegally parked car that was stopped in front of a home in Bowie.

The driver stated to Santiago that he was dropping off his cousin, William Cunningham, who was the owner of the home the vehicle was parked in front of.

As Cunningham got out of the vehicle to enter his home, Santiago allegedly ordered him to return to the car.

When he didn't, Santiago is accused of pulling out his service weapon and placing it against Cunningham's head while pushing him back towards the car.

Santiago also allegedly pointed his weapon at Cunningham's mouth and searched the two men.

After an internal investigation, Prince George's County Police brought the case to the State's Attorney's Office.

Authorities say cell phone video shows the incident between Cunningham and Santiago.

In addition to the first and second degree assault charges, Santiago has also been indicted on charges of use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence or felony and two counts of misconduct in office.

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