Sunday, August 5, 2007

P.G. County Cops still at it....

Sunday, August 5, 2007
If you ever find yourself in or around Washington, DC and wind up in Prince George's County, America's wealthest majority black suburb, BEWARE! The cops don't mess around. In fact, PGPD is nationally infamous for various incidents of brutality. My best advice is to drop the leys out the window and keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times. Even if you were just speeding. You'll thank me later.

Well, it looks like P.G. cops are taking this to another level. Damn shame.


Prince George's County Policeman Indicted On 2nd Degree Murder

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA) - Keith Washington, veteran policeman, and former deputy director of Homeland Security in Prince George's County has been indicted by a county grand jury on a number of charges including second-degree murder.

As part of the 12-count indictment handed up today, Washington was charged with Second-Degree murder for the shooting of Brandon Clark, who later died; First-degree assault; Use of a Handgun in the Commission of a Felony, and Attempted Second-Degree Murder for the shooting of Robert White, who recovered from his injuries.

What this means of course is that the grand jury has rejected Washington's claims that he shot the two deliverymen inside his home in self defense. Washington has insisted all along that the two furniture deliverymen had wandered into parts of his Accokeek home they had no business in, that he had words with them and they began beating him up.

In the course of firing several shots, the two deliverymen were both wounded multiple times. Twenty-two-year-old Brandon Clark died of his wounds. Thirty-six-year-old Robert White survived. He has claimed Washington was angry from the moment they arrived at his home and shot them both without provocation.

This is the second time now that Keith Washington has been indicted on criminal charges. He was indicted for 1st degree assault for allegedly pulling his gun on a real estate appraiser back in April.

State's Attorney Glenn Ivey announced the indictments at an afternoon press conference outside the county courthouse in Upper Marlboro.

We expect to have reaction - and lots of it - from Keith Washington and his attorney. Washington already is claiming prosecutorial misconduct and is expected to fight the charges in both cases vigorously.



KennonPurdy said...

They have the same problem here in Atlanta in a place called Dekalb County which I'm sure is the 2nd wealthiest Blk County...As mother would say... What a joke

Sean Stone said...

The system's always had issues of this sort. The sad part is, no real action is taken until these heinous situations garner nationwide attention.

yet another black guy said...

sadly this is not a regional problem.

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