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Three Prince George's County police officers were arrested in November for allegedly guarding untaxed cigarettes and alcohol.
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Three Prince George's County police officers were arrested in November for allegedly guarding untaxed cigarettes and alcohol.

In Maryland, the ripple effect from the federal corruption probe in Prince George's County continues to take shape. Former County Executive Jack Johnson was the biggest name indicted in the ongoing federal investigation, but three county police officers were also arrested for allegedly guarding untaxed cigarettes and alcohol at a College Park liquor store. Those products were eventually distributed and sold throughout the region.

On his first day in office Monday, new County Executive Rushern Baker dismissed police chief Roberto Hylton and replaced him on an interim basis with Mark Magaw.

On his first day, Magaw announced he would start an office within the department that would look at businesses that hire police officers to work when they're off duty.

"...we've had to deal with discipline -- a lot occur around secondary employment. There's a lack of supervision there," he says.

Baker says Hylton did not lose his job because of the several controversies surrounding the department, including those arrests last month.

"Chief Hylton did a great job in terms of community policing. I thought he handled situations well. It just was not the philosophy I wanted under our administration," he says.

Baker says he will conduct a nationwide search to find Hylton's permanent replacement.

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