The Washington Post

State money allows Prince George’s County to hire more prosecutors

Prince George’s County got an $850,000 boost to crack down on violent crime.

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown helped the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office secure the money to grow its Strategic Investigations Unit, which aims to reduce violent crime. The money will help the State’s Attorney’s Office hire 12 more staff members, including four additional prosecutors, a paralegal and an employee to work with victims and witnesses.

Brown said the money is part of the state’s continuing efforts to reduce crime in Maryland and eliminate “senseless tragedy.”

Brown presented a check to Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks on Thursday at the site of where Central High School student Marckel Ross was fatally shot in an armed robbery. The Strategic Investigations Unit worked with the police department to charge Travon Bennett with first degree murder in Ross’s death. Bennett is awaiting trial.

“As long as you continue to partner with us, we will continue to deliver,” Alsobrooks told Brown at the news conference.

Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.

The Freddie Gray case

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Campaign 2016 Email Updates

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Get Zika news by email

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!
Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Close video player
Now Playing

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.