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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Grand Jury Returns Two Separate Indictments Against Andre Smith and Steven Warren

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, a Prince George’s County grand jury returned separate indictments against Andre Smith, age 45, and Steven Warren, age 27, on 38 charges including attempted first and second degree murder for an inci...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Bowie Man Gets 28 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Prosecutors and Police Piece Together Evidence to Crack Murder Conspiracy

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – A Prince George’s County judged sentenced Alhaji Bah, age 25, of Bowie, a total sentence of 80, suspending all but 28 years, in prison for conspiracy to commit the murder of James Puryear, Jr., in June 2018.

Upon re...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

TWO PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY POLICE OFFICERS INDICTED IN TWO SEPARATE CRIMINAL CASES

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – A Prince George’s County grand jury today indicted a county police officer, Bryant Strong, on charges of second degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.

On October 12, 2019, Officer Strong enc...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Grand Jury Returns Decision on Officers Involved in Leonard Shand Shooting

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – After reviewing evidence and deliberating, a Prince George’s County grand jury voted not to indict the officers who were involved in the shooting of Leonard Shand last September. State’s Attorney Aisha Br...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

SUITLAND MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER AND CHILD ABUSE OF HIS SIX-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – A Prince George’s County grand jury has returned an indictment for murder, child abuse resulting in death and other related offenses against Immanuel Humes, a 40-year-old Suitland resident, for the death of his dis...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Prince George’s County Police Officer Brian Newcomer Held Without Bond After Initial Appearance

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – A Prince George’s County police officer, Corporal Brian Newcomer, was held without bond at the State’s request after his initial appearance before the commissioner early this morning, announced State&...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Braveboy Celebrates New Children’s National's Regional Outpatient Center in the County

LANHAM, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy today attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new Children’s National Hospital Prince George’s County Region...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy's Updates the Community on Operation Safe Release

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy released the following statement to update the community on Operation Safe Release:

“As we begin to progress towards entering into Phase ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Statement from Prince George's County State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy Regarding Racism

“In response to recent incidents showing bias or prejudice against Black people in the country in our state and in our county, I want to make it clear that acts of hate or discrimination will not be tolerated in Prince George’s County....

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

STATE’S ATTORNEY AND MNCPPC KICK OFF SUMMER PROGRAM FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY YOUTH

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy, in partnership with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), this week kicked off the County’s first ever ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Prince George’s Police Officer Ivan Mendez Indicted for Misconduct in Office

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy announced today that a Prince George’s County police officer, Corporal Ivan Mendez, has been indicted for misconduct in office for disclosi...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Aisha Braveboy Receives 2020 ‘Leadership in Law’ Award

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UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy received The Daily Record’s 2020 “Leadership in Law” Award in recognition of her outstanding professional achievement, ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: May 31, 2020

State's Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy's Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd

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UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy released the following statement regarding the death of George Floyd at the hands of officers with the Minneapolis Police Department:

“I ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

All Three State’s Attorney Priority Bills Become Law Effective October 1

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, all three priority bills backed by the Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County became law, announced State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. These new laws aim to stre...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Hate Crime Law and Make Strangulation a First Degree Felony

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Strengthen the Hate Crime Statute and Make Strangulation a First-Degree Felony

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy announces the successful passage of her two priority pieces of legislation to strengthen Maryland’s hate crime statute and to make strangul...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Braveboy's Statement Regarding Efforts to Reduce Possible Spread of Coronavirus in County Jail

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy released the following statement regarding efforts to reduce the possibility of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Department of Corr...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Dominique Taylor Sentenced to 18 Years for Bowie Car Crash that Killed Six People

Drunk Driver Kills Five Young Children and One Adult

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – A 33-year old Bowie woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, with all but 18 suspended, for a car crash that left one adult and five children dead.  Dominique Taylor was under the influence while driving her ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Prince George's Police Officer Michael Owen Indicted for Second Degree Murder

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy announced today that a Prince George’s County police officer, Corporal Michael Owen, has been indicted for second degree murder, m...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Aisha Braveboy Urges Maryland Legislature to Strengthen the Hate Crime Statute

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy was joined by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Collins, II, other elected officials, advocates and supporters at a press conference today to discuss H...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

State’s Attorney to Hold Press Conference Regarding Strengthening Maryland's Hate Crime Statute

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy will be joined by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Collins, II, other elected officials, advocates and supporters at a press conference to discuss &am...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

State’s Attorney Urges Maryland Legislature to Pass Law to Make Strangulation a First Degree Felony

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Last week, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy urged the Maryland Legislature to pass House Bill 233 (HB233) and Senate Bill 212 (SB212), “Criminal Law - Assault in the Fir...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Bowie Man Faces Life in Prison After Prosecutors and Police Piece Together Evidence to Crack Murder

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – In under two hours of deliberation, a jury returned a guilty verdict on conspiracy to commit first degree murder charges against 24-year old Alhaji Bah, of Bowie. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 1, 2020 and he faces l...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

VIOLENT REPEAT OFFENDER GETS 30 YEARS FOR ATTEMPTING TO MURDER HIS GIRLFRIEND

Married man shoots girlfriend, drives her to the hospital and flees

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, 41-year old Corey Balam of Capitol Heights was sentenced to serve 60 years in prison, with all but 30 suspended, for shooting his girlfriend in the head.

In November 2019, Balam pled guilty to attempted second degree m...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS FOR THE ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF A LANDOVER HILLS 7-ELEVEN

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – A 26-year old Clinton man has been sentenced for an attempted robbery of a 7-Eleven in Landover Hills. Sean Johnson was sentenced to 15 years, with all but 5 suspended, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and 20 yea...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

State’s Attorney to Hold Press Conference in Annapolis on Making Strangulation a First Degree Felony

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy will be joined by other elected officials, advocates and supporters at a press conference to discuss House Bill 233 (HB233) and Senate Bill 212 (SB21...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Former Fairmount Heights Police Officer Indicted for 1st Degree Rape and Attempting to Transmit HIV

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney announced today that a grand jury returned an 11-count indictment against Martique Vanderpool for first and second degree rape, attempting to transfer the Human Imm...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

MICHAEL DUVALL SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FATALLY STABBING MAN IN A 14-YEAR OLD COLD CASE

2005 case reopened by Police in 2016

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, Judge Sean Wallace sentenced 61-year old Michael Duvall to 30 years in prison for the 2005 second degree murder of Brian Moses, announced State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy at a press conference.

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

PGPD Officer Found Guilty of Second Degree Sex Offense

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, after a three-day trial and a full day of deliberation, a Prince George’s County jury found Prince George’s Police Department (PGPD) Lieutenant Richard Tallant guilty of second degree sex offense. ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

SEAN URBANSKI FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER FOR KILLING LT. RICHARD COLLINS, III

Former University of Maryland student who is white stabs black man to death just days before he graduates from Bowie State.

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy today announced that Sean Urbanski, 24, was found guilty of first degree murder for stabbing 22-year-old Lt. Richard Collins, III to death on the Uni...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Murderer Faces Life in Prison for Shooting an Unarmed Man 11 Times

Burner phone and surveillance footage lead to guilty verdict

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – After four hours of deliberation, a jury yesterday returned a guilty verdict against Darius “Dirty” Wilson, of Waldorf, for the first degree murder of 23-year-old Rondell Foo and use of a firearm in the c...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Shooter Receives Five Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 115 Years in Quadruple Murder Case

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, twenty-eight-year-old Lawrence Rogers, Jr. of Capitol Heights was sentenced to serve five consecutive life sentences, four of which are without the possibility of parole for killing four people and the attemp...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

MAN GETS 50 YEARS FOR MURDER OF 24 YEAR OLD FATHER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, after pleading guilty to first degree murder and use of a handgun during a crime of violence, Franklin Scott, 29, received a total sentence of life, suspending all but 50 years, in prison for the murder of Lamont Adair, 27, in ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

RAPIST GETS 20 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY

Ex-boyfriend rapes woman with minor child in vehicle

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – This week, a Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge handed down an above-the-guidelines sentence to Daniel Hardie of 20 years active prison time for raping his ex-girlfriend, announced State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy.

Just prior...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Bowie Police Officer Indicted For Misconduct in Office

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy announced today that Lieutenant Ernest Stanley, a Bowie City police officer, has been indicted for misconduct in office.

"Police officers are sworn to operate with th...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Ex-Boyfriend Faces Life in Prison for Shooting and Attempting to Kill Mother of His Children

One Man, One Trial, Guilty on Two Separate Domestic Violence Incidents

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – After just two hours of deliberation, a jury returned a guilty verdict on first degree attempted murder, first degree assault and weapon related charges against Steven Branch, of Washington, D.C. The convictions stem from two...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY POLICE OFFICER SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN JAIL FOR SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT

Officer punches man repeatedly in the face while handcuffed

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Corporal Stephen Downey today was sentenced to five years, suspending all but six months, in jail for assaulting a citizen who was while handcuffed behind his back.

On August 8, 2019, Downey, 32, was fou...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Woman Pleads Guilty in Route 301 Crash that Killed Six, Including Children

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – During a court hearing 33-year old Dominique Taylor pled guilty to 6 counts of motor vehicle manslaughter. She now faces up to 30 years in prison, according State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy.

In February 2019, Taylor was driv...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

THOMAS HAWKS SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MOTOR VEHICLE MANSLAUGHTER

Drunk Driver Kills Three Young Children, Severely Injures Parents

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Circuit Judge Jared McCarthy sentenced Thomas Hawks to 36, suspend all but 22 years, in prison for causing the deaths of three young children and severely injuring their parents, announced State’s Attorney Aisha...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

STATE’S ATTORNEY AISHA BRAVEBOY DELIVERS FIRST STATE OF JUSTICE ADDRESS IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Before a crowd of over 500 residents, business owners, community leaders and elected officials, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy delivered the first-ever State of Justice address.

“In January when I was sworn i...

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