Paula Marlett, the wife of Prince George’s County police officer Francesco Marlett, spoke out in response to a video of her husband going viral for kissing an unnamed lady while on duty. While on duty, he was also seen getting into a car with the same woman.
For the past two days, the incident’s video clip has been trending on social media. The police department in Prince George’s County, Maryland, has opened an inquiry over the video.
In the widely shared video, Francesco was seen kissing a woman close to a parked police car. The two then climbed into the backseat of the car across from a neighbourhood park and gave each other an embrace.
Before it became popular on other social media sites, the person who uploaded the video to TikTok said that their relative had taken it when they were in Oxon Hill’s Southlawn neighbourhood park.
“The challenging thing is that when you are picking up things on a camera, they are somewhat one-dimensional, so you are only seeing it,” said the state attorney for Prince George’s County. You are unaware of the feeling. You are unaware of the circumstances and the dialogue. Because of this, police departments have basic guidelines for how officers should behave when driving their cruisers and wearing their uniforms, but at this point, there is no evidence to support any criminal activity. The department is being investigated at this time.
Paula Marlett, who is she?
Paula Marlett, Francesco’s wife, responded to the video of her husband with an unnamed lady on Facebook and TikTok.
She expressed gratitude to online community members for their support of her and her children in another Facebook post. “Yes, I am aware of what’s been happening. After today, I won’t be providing any more updates on this scenario, she writes on the platform.
She added that she is not looking for anyone’s advice or insight on how to handle this problem.
Marlett’s spouse has been placed on paid leave while the incident is being investigated. The cop had previously been placed on leave twice. A 2016 investigation into charges of child abuse led to his initial suspension. He was charged with hitting his then-girlfriend’s three-year-old son to unconsciousness at the time.
His record was cleared and the charges against him were dismissed at the time. In May 2023, he was placed on suspension for the second time after being accused of domestic violence. Regarding these charges, nothing more was disclosed. In June, a month later, he was permitted to resume his duties.