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Monday, February 13, 2006

News Briefs (Monday)

(Posted 13 Feb 2006)
  • Prince George's to appeal $3.7 verdict in police shooting.
    Prince George's County filed a motion Monday asking a judge for a new trial and reduction in the $3.7 million in damages awarded to a Howard University student fatally shot by a county officer in 2000. . . . Circuit Judge James Lombardi is expected to hear the county's motion.
  • County Asks For Judgment Reduction, New Trial In Prince Jones Civil Case.
  • Prince George's County today filed a motion for reduced damages and new trial in the Circuit Court civil case involving the death of Prince Jones. . . .
  • Prince George's sheriffs to get grant.
  • Prince George's County sheriffs will receive a $200,000 federal grant today to fight domestic violence. . . .
  • Johnson to discuss auto theft task force study.
  • Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson is expected to discuss the results of a yearlong effort by the Auto Theft and Vandalism Prevention Task Force at 8:30 a.m. The task force was established in December 2004 to reduce vehicle theft.

    Auto theft increased by 32 percent between 1999 and 2002 and is steadily climbing, according to the county.
  • County Executive To Announce Results Of Auto Theft Prevention Task Force.
  • Johnson: Auto theft on the way down, thanks to task force.
  • County Executive Says Auto Theft Decline Results Of Residents And Task Force Members.
  • Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson said that members of the Auto Theft and Vandalism Prevention Task Force and county residents were the main reasons auto theft declined for the first time in the county since 1999.

    Johnson noted that during the first year of the task force's operations, auto theft declined for the first time since 1999. He said that so far in 2006, auto theft and carjacking are below 2005 levels. . . .

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