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Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County


The State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) serves the interests of the nearly 1 million residents of Prince George’s County. We play a critical role in safeguarding the community through the prosecution of all criminal cases. Our prosecutors (called Assistant State’s Attorneys or ASAs), our investigators, and our staff are totally committed to providing firm, fair, and consistent prosecutions. We understand that thoughtful and impartial application of the law is key to maintaining public confidence and ensuring community safety and wellbeing in the future.

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Our Mission

It is our mission to seek justice for all through the firm, fair and consistent prosecutions with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

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Aisha N. Braveboy

Prince George's County State's Attorney

As State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy is the top law enforcement officer in the county, responsible for the safety and security of over 900,000 citizens. Her motto for the Office under her administration is that “Crime is personal…personal to the victim, personal to the community and personal to the State’s Attorney’s Office.” 

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Braveboy has been at the forefront with effective solutions to prevent the spread of the virus and support the community. She was the first in the State to lead the nation in implementing ‘Operation Safe Release’, which was a proactive way of reducing the spread of the coronavirus in the jail.


In addition, Ms. Braveboy continues to work with non-profits and County agencies to ensure that victims of abuse and domestic violence receive the resources and support they need during the pandemic. 

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Jason Abbott

Principal Deputy State's Attorney


Doyle Neimann

              Chief of Operations

Chief, Conviction & Sentencing Integrity Unit

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Judith Danso

               Chief of Staff


Denise Smith

      Communications Director 


Perry Paylor

        Deputy State's Attorney

Chief, Guns & Drugs Unit

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Karen Toles

     Community Affairs Director 

Unit Chiefs


StacyAnn Llewellyn

District Court

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Jessica Garth

Special Victims 


Lynn Celestin-Antonin

Youth Justice


Cynthia A. Bridgford

Strategic Investigations 


Thomas O'Gorman

Post Trial Procedure 


Franklin Shelton 

Special Prosecutions


Joel Patterson

Public Integrity


Sherrie Waldrup



Theresa Middleton

Victim Witness

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Willie Powell


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