Meanwhile, in 2019, according to the reports of Case Text, his employment as a police officer was terminated.

During a call for service on February 9, 2016, Officer Patrick Ojong discarded evidence in violation of numerous departmental policies. Following an internal investigation, Ojong was charged with twenty-four violations of the Department’s policies and elected to proceed to the Administrative Hearing Board pursuant to Maryland Code Annotated, Public Safety § 3-107. The Board convened on January 30, 2017, to hear testimony and evidence related to the charges against Ojong.

Prior to the hearing, the parties entered into a plea agreement. Pursuant to the agreement and a mutually-accepted statement of facts, Ojong pled guilty to thirteen of the charges and the Department dismissed the remaining counts. Upon consideration of the evidence, the Board recommended Ojong be fined $250, termination of employment, and thirty hours of suspension without pay.

The Board submitted its report to the Chief on February 21, 2017.  The Chief then sent Patrick a letter notifying him that his employment would be terminated, effective March 3, 2017. Ojong filed a timely petition requesting a judicial review in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County.

He was also the subject of two other internal investigations that resulted in the Department charging him with violations of the Department’s General Orders.

On September 7, 2014, Patrick drove two civilians to their respective homes in his assigned patrol vehicle within eight hours of consuming alcohol at a pub. The Department charged Ojong with conduct unbecoming of a police officer pursuant to City of Hyattsville Police Department General Order 202, General Rules of Conduct, Section 01 Conduct Unbecoming (hereafter, “General Order Conduct Unbecoming”), and misuse of his patrol vehicle pursuant to City of Hyattsville General Order #653, Take Home Vehicle Program, Sections 06c and 11A.

On September 28, 2014, Patrick engaged in a verbal dispute with a pedestrian while in Washington, D.C., ultimately culminating with Ojong brandishing his department-issued firearm without justification. He was charged with conduct unbecoming of a police officer under General Order Conduct Unbecoming.