Off-Duty Cop Charged With Assault

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) last weekend arrested a Prince George’s County Sheriff’s deputy after the off-duty officer allegedly produced her badge and pointed a gun at the head of another woman during an altercation in the downtown area.

Around 3:12 a.m. last Sunday, police responded to the area of 2nd Street and Baltimore Ave. for a reported assault involving a handgun. OCPD officers met with a female victim and numerous witnesses. The victim told police she and another female acquaintance, identified as Jennifer Nicole Douglas, 26, of Fort Washington, Md., had gotten into an argument over keys to vehicle that had escalated into a physical altercation.

During the altercation, Douglas allegedly produced a star-shaped badge and a handgun, which she pointed at the victim’s head, according to police reports. Douglas left the scene in a vehicle and was later located by OCPD officers in the area of 42nd Street.

At the time of the stop, Douglas identified herself as a Prince George’s County Sheriff’s deputy. During a search, police recovered a .40 caliber Glock handgun. Douglas was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. She was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was ordered held on a $150,000 bond before being transferred to the Worcester County Jail.