Brentwood cop faces charges; Alsobrooks campaign flush with cash; Another PGCPS audit – Prince George’s News Roundup


Police misconduct in the Route 1 corridor is our top story today, and Prince George’s politicos have a lot to digest as the latest campaign finance reports come in. All this and more in our roundup of news from around Prince George’s County.

WUSA9: Brentwood police officer charged with assault for pouring beer on Hispanic man detained for parking violation

Key excerpt: “After issuing the citations, police said Officer Ilia Cole turned off his body camera and told the victim to pour out the beer. When he refused, Cole opened a beer, grabbed him by the shirt and poured the beer down his back. Cole then told him to open the rest of the beers and pour them out. When the victim refused, police said Cole opened the rest and poured them in the street.”

Washington Post: Edwards steps up fundraising, but Alsobrooks has far more cash in Prince George’s race

Key excerpt: “Prince George’s County executive candidate Angela Alsobrooks has four times as much to spend in the weeks before the Democratic primary as her main rival, Donna F. Edwards.”

Capital Gazette: Bowie residents skeptical of potential development near Sacred Heart

Key excerpt: “‘We’ve heard some objections to our proposal,’ he said. ‘We’ve heard people say Bowie is big enough. But I’ve also heard people say they’re for responsible growth and maintaining the suburban character of Bowie. This proposal is responsible, suburban, low-density growth.'”

WTOP: Audit to focus on Prince George’s Co. high schools’ Class of 2018

Key excerpt: “‘In short, we looked backwards. Now we want to look to the current and to the future,’ Board President Andy Smarick said at its meeting Tuesday. The new independent audit, he added, will ‘make sure this next wave of graduates happening this year and into the future have all of the necessary requirements met.'”

Hyattsville Wire: Riverdale Park Station gets bikeshare competition

Key excerpt: “The Whole Foods shopping center is getting a Capital Bikeshare station (now set to open on Friday, June 1, after a slight delay). But plans are also in the works for Riverdale Park Station to get an mBike station, the popular College Park bikeshare system, which will be located near the Gold’s Gym.”

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