A Prince George's County police officer is on suspension after being charged with assault, following a domestic situation. According to reports, an unnamed victim was treated a local hospital for minor injuries. The officer was still a probationary employee after only working for the department for less than a year. He will be relieved of his duties pending the results of an internal investigation.
Upper Marlboro residents know that someone arrested and charged with a crime is entitled to legal representation. Every time Miranda rights are read on a cop show or movie, we hear how a lawyer may be provided to those who cannot afford one. In reality, though, it is difficult to qualify for a public lawyer when you get charged with a crime. Being denied access to assistance, however, may be a blessing in disguise.
A 32-year-old Upper Marlboro man was arrested this past week for shoplifting. According to reports, the man was seen by Wal-Mart employees attempting to walk-out of the store with a cart full of unpurchased goods. When confronted by employees, he ran. Police quickly caught up with man and placed him under arrest.