Friday, May 3, 2013
A spokesperson for the Prince George's County State's Attorney said she will use whatever tools she has at her disposal to prosecute crime.
Proponents of the death penalty in Maryland announced Friday that they will launch a petition to overturn the repeal signed into law this week by Governor Martin O'Malley. Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Del. Neil Parrott will spearhead and effort to obtain the 55,736 signatures required to add a referendum to the 2014 ballot, giving voters the opportunity to overturn the death penalty repeal. John Erzen, a spokesperson for Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, did not offer specific comment on the possibility of a referendum, but did say that she would consider seeking the death penalty in future cases if it were available. “What her position has always been is that she …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks spoke at the hearing in support of the bill.
Wednesday, February 13
By Amber Larkins, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS – The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday heard a bill that would increase the penalties for committing a violent crime within sight or earshot of a child aged 2 to 16. Those found guilty could receive an enhanced penalty of imprisonment for up to five years, in addition to any sentences given for the violent crime itself. Angela Alsobrooks, the Prince George's County State's Attorney, played clips of children calling 911 at the hearing. “My dad - I saw blood on his jacket. I thought he was killing my mom with a knife,” said one little boy. Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, D-Montgomery, who is sponsoring the bill, proposed two amendments: One, that the age of a child be raised to under 18, and…
Monday, January 14, 2013
A former D.C. officer shot his mistress to death and left their child to die in a hot car in Prince George's, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors in the murder trial of a former D.C. police officer say he shot his mistress to death and left their child to die in a hot car in Prince George's County, according to The Washington Times. Richmond Diallo Phillips, 40, allegedly killed the two because he didn't want to pay child support, argued prosecutor Angela Alsobrooks during opening statements Monday, the Times reported. The case is the first that Alsobrooks, Prince George's County State's Attorney, has personally prosecuted since being elected in 2010, according to The Washington Times. Defense lawyer Brian Denton said his client is innocent and called the evidence circumstantial, according to Times. Phillips, of Temple Hills, MD, is charged with two counts of first…
Friday, October 12, 2012
A Namejoy, MD woman was sentenced Friday for driving a school bus through an employee lounge.
Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced that former county school bus driver Theresa Douglas will be sentenced for 10 years after she rammed her school bus into a employee lounge at the Accokeek school bus lot last December. Douglas, 41, of Namejoy, MD was convicted on two counts of first-degree assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. “This crime is the definition of absurd,” Alsobrooks said. “Ms. Douglas used a 27,000-pound bus to exact revenge against a co-worker who was not even in the building. This type of behavior is completely unacceptable and we are pleased that she has been held accountable for her actions and that her freedom has been taken away.” On Dec. 14, 2011, when Douglas…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The State's Attorney for Prince George's County said she'll fight for tougher laws against making threats, after determining she could only charge Neil Prescott with phone misuse.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County said she will push for tougher laws against people who make threats, after concluding that she could only charge a Crofton man with misdemeanor phone misuse. Top prosecutor Angela Alsobrooks insisted that local police “saved countless lives” when they detained Neil Prescott last week after he allegedly threatened to kill former co-workers at a Pitney Bowes facility in Capitol Heights. Police also found more than two dozen guns in his home in Anne Arundel County. The alleged threat took place three days after a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, CO, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. Prescott allegedly said, "I'm the joker, and I'm going to load my guns and blow …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Baker and several other officials and community leaders to discuss race relations and public safety with county residents.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker will join State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and other county officials and community leaders to convene a citizen dialogue on race relations and public safety on Thursday, April 26. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Charles Herbert Flowers High School, 10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road, Springdale. “In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, I think we have an opportunity to address an issue that has long been a challenge in our county,” said Alsobrooks in a statement. “I have heard from you loud and clear and I am very concerned about the divide that sometimes exists between our public safety team and those we serve.” The event is free to the public and all Prince George's …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A summer initiative to cut down crime draws mixed response from council.
Councilman Obie Patterson described residents in his district as “prisoners in their own homes.” Councilwoman Andrea Harrison wanted to know what could be done to keep prostitutes plaguing a neighborhood behind bars and Chairwoman Ingrid Turner wondered how crime could be going down while murder rates were up. Virtually no other topic in Prince George’s County draws as much public ire as crime, particularly in the wake of a homicide spree earlier this year. On Tuesday, officials from the Prince George’s County Police Department and State Attorney’s Office presented to the county council an initiative to aggressively target crime in residential neighborhoods in hopes of countering what has become a traditional summer crime spike. The …