Prince Georges County

An ex-Maryland police officer convicted of first-degree assault for aiming a gun at a man's head was sentenced to five years in prison last week.

Prince George’s County gets a new state’s attorney yesterday.  Angela Alsobrooks was sworned into office.  She takes over for long-serving attorney Glenn Ivey.  The 39-year-old Alsobrooks tells the “Washington Post” she plans to put more emphasis on fighting burglaries, corruption and holding police officers accountable for criminal misconduct.  Alsobrooks takes over as county and federal […]

Nine people, including three Prince George’s County police officers, were arrested Monday on charges involving drugs, guns, and black-market alcohol and cigarettes as authorities ratcheted up a sprawling corruption probe in the county. Federal agents conducted numerous searches across the county and moved to seize more than 30 homes, businesses and vehicles as part of […]

Federal agents arrested Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife, county councilmember-elect Leslie Johnson, after raiding Johnson’s home and offices on Friday. Federal agents executed 13 search warrants today as part of a far-ranging, two-year investigation into corruption in Prince George’s County government related to land and housing deals, according to a federal […]

VIA WUSA: A pregnant woman was transported to a local hospital Thursday night after being struck by a marked police cruiser driven by an off-duty Prince George’s County officer. According to the police report, the woman stepped in front of the off-duty officers marked cruiser wearing dark clothing, and she was not in a crosswalk. […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a man early Thursday morning after the man apparently rammed one of them with a car outside Club Elite in Temple Hills, authorities said. The incident started shortly after 1 a.m. in the parking lot of the club, which is located in the […]

VIA WTOP: Prince George’s County Police suspended a second officer after a video showed police repeatedly striking a student with batons following a University of Maryland basketball game against Duke University. The tape has outraged people across the country. Police say they have identified all officers in the tape and will suspend at least two […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The group at Table 63 was so hyped about their discussion that they worked right through lunch. “I have 30 students in my class,” said a 16-year-old student who attends Parkdale High School in Riverdale. “Thirty students?” said Charles Collar, a county businessman. “That’s a college class.” Collar, who facilitated the […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A civil lawsuit alleging that a Prince George’s County police officer beat a young man outside a nightclub without provocation and then collaborated with another officer to falsely charge the man was settled Monday afternoon after attorneys for both sides delivered opening arguments in Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro. The civil […]

VIA MYFOXDC: UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – A Prince George’s County jury has deadlocked on the most serious charges against a man charged in the deaths of eight people at an illegal street race. The jury convicted 20-year-old Tavon Taylor on Monday of driving in an illegal street race and reckless driving. But after deliberating for […]