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    A former Prince George’s County, Maryland, police lieutenant pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal tax evasion charge for underreporting over $1 million in income from his security business. Edward Scott Finn, 48, of Dunkirk, was with the Prince George’s County Police Department while he owned and operated Edward Finn Inc., a private security company. ...
    A student at Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School in Fort Washington, Maryland was taken into custody after bringing a loaded gun to the school on Tuesday morning, according to Prince George's County Police Department. PGPD reports that officers received a call about the student at 8.15am before the school was locked down.  By approximately 8.50am,...
    A Prince George’s County Police officer was suspended without pay following his arrest outside of a New York City nightclub, authorities say. First Class Officer Aaron Holliday was off-duty at the time of the incident that occurred at the Manhattan nightclub on Tuesday, June 14, according to the Prince George's County Police Department.  No injuries...
    Police in Maryland are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing teenager who has not been seen in days. In Prince George’s County, the Laurel Police Department issued an alert on Monday, June 6 regarding 15-year-old Jessica Agbenu Abba, who was reported missing by friends and family on Saturday, June 4. Abba was...
    Police in Maryland are searching for a suspect who they say opened fire into a business from a car's sunroof on Friday, critically injuring a 12-year-old bystander in the process.  The Prince George's County Police Department released surveillance video this week that shows the suspect brazenly firing a handgun with half of his body out...
    Prince George’s County, Maryland, has a new assistant chief of police. Police Chief Malik Aziz said Wednesday that he has chosen Vernon Hale III, who hails from Galveston, Texas. “After working with Chief Hale for 26 years in Dallas before his departure to the City of Galveston, I am looking forward to him joining our...
    Prince George’s County has launched a review into how it hires police officers, as the county competes for a smaller number of recruits interested in the job. The police chief told WTOP that he isn’t daunted by how recent turmoil might affect building his ranks, and that he plans to offer department-wide change as...
    Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Tuesday settled a lawsuit brought by county police officers of color who accused the department of racist practices, both in policing and in the promotion and discipline of officers. The lawsuit was filed in December 2018 by the United Black Police Officers Association, the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association and...
    An ex-Maryland police chief allegedly acted as a "serial arsonist," intentionally starting at least a dozen fires across the state over the past decade to target people he had disagreements with, officials said. Former City of Laurel Police Chief David Crawford, 69, was arrested Wednesday by members of two Arson Task Forces, along with investigators and...
    Civil rights groups are calling for immediate changes within the Prince George’s County Police Department a day after a judge made public the findings of an independent investigation into officers’ claims of racism and retaliation in the department. As their faces flashed across a Zoom call grid, community activists, leaders and family members who were...
    LANHAM, Md. (WJZ) — A 28-year-old Landover man died from his injuries a day after he was shot in Lanham, the Prince George’s County Police Department said Monday. Police officers found Isaiah Stanley with multiple gunshot wounds around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 7500 block of Finns Lane. First responders rushed him to a hospital...
    A group tasked with studying police reform in Maryland’s Prince George’s County released its final report detailing recommendations that range from from use of force and training to retention and funding. The 100-page report contains dozens of recommendations, many of which align with demands and suggestions pushed by progressive activist groups in recent months A...
    SUITLAND, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Prince George’s County are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 80-year-old man. Gene Summer (Photo Credit Prince George’s County Police Department.) Police say Gene Summer, 80, was last seen around 8 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Campbell Drive in Suitland. He was last seen wearing a...
    HYATTSVILLE, MD. (WJZ) — The Prince George’s County Police Department is asking for help in finding a missing 12 year-old girl who was last seen September 5. 12 year-old Shayla Rochelle Ponce Martinez was last seen September 5 in a park located between 14th Avenue and Langley Way in Hyattsville, Maryland. Martinez is described...
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her home. Prince George’s County Cpl. Brian Newcomer was arrested Sunday on multiple charges for the alleged assault, Maryland State Police said in a news release. Authorities said the victim told officers the assault happened on July...
    Prince George’s County’s assistant police chief, Hector Velez, will serve as interim chief of the department, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said Friday. Velez takes over as the county conducts a nationwide search to replace Hank Stawinski, who abruptly resigned Thursday. That resignation came amid reports of racial bias within the department. Velez — a Brooklyn,...
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