Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland
Prince George's County Residents
Re-Elect Aisha Braveboy for a 2nd Term
During her second term, State’s Attorney Braveboy plans to continue to build on the work she has done in the courthouse, the legislature, and in the community. She officially began her first term on January 7, 2019, and was re-elected on November 8, 2022, in the general election.
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2024 Collaboration City of Baltimore State's Attorney Bates and Prince George's County State's Attorney Braveboy
In the upcoming 2024 legislative session, we aim to establish partnerships with the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office and the Howard County State's Attorney's Office. Our focus will be on promoting laws that enhance justice and bolster community safety. We are optimistic that this session will yield positive and meaningful outcomes.
2024 Legislative Priorities
2024 General Assembly Legislative Session, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy is focused on Public Safety Enhancements, Juvenile Justice Reform, Criminal Justice Reform and Restorative Justice Programs and Community Resources.
The State's Attorney's Office (SAO) is tasked with safeguarding the rights and interests of the approximately one million residents of Prince George's County. The legal division of a state's attorney's office is compartmentalized into multiple departments, each handling various aspects of criminal law. To assist the State's Attorney, a team of several hundred attorneys, prosecutors, investigators, agents, and support staff operate across numerous offices situated throughout Prince George's County.
1st Term Accomplishments
Created a Conviction and Sentencing Integrity Unit, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland.
Successfully fought to strengthen Maryland's Hate Crimes statute, regulate "ghost guns", and make strangulation a first-degree felony.
Launched several new countywide initiatives – the Prince George’s County Carjacking Task Force and Our Streets, Our Future.
Expanded the Back on Track program and other diversion opportunities.
Implemented a program for Emerging Adults (youth between the ages of 18 to 26 years old).
Hired the FIRST sight-impaired Assistant State's Attorney, for Prince George's County.
Increased starting salaries for Assistant State's Attorneys from 57K to 80K.
Units & Divisions
The Office of the State's Attorney is the primary law enforcement agency for Prince George's County, responsible for trying a broad spectrum of criminal cases, including minor traffic offenses to severe homicide cases. At present, State's Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy oversees a team of nearly 200 employees dedicated to securing justice for those affected by criminal activities.
Boyfriend of Taya Ashton Murdered Her After Learning of Her Trans Identity
Taya Ashton, 20, was shot and killed in her Maryland apartment in July 2021 by DeAllen Price, 29, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and use of a firearm in a commission of a crime of violence, the Prince George’s State’s Attorney’s Office said during a press conference.
Price was sentenced to 60 years in prison, with 12 years suspended, meaning he will spend the next 48 years in prison, according to the reports.
Prosecutors said Price and Ashton were in a relationship, and that he shot her after learning she was transgender.