Prince George's County at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Counties in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Prince George's County Police Department
- 1,535 Officers
- 241 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 2.2 Prince George's County
- 2.2 National average
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|4||4 @ $138.00||$552.00||D||1|
|5||5 @ $138.00||$690.00||D||1|
We identified 3 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and $25,900,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
In July 2021, Prince George’s County officials agreed to pay a group of Black and Latino officers $2.3 million to settle a workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuit they brought against the police department in December 2018.
Members of the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association and the United Black Police Officers Association filed a lawsuit against Prince George’s County Police Department alleging that the department does not properly handle allegations of discrimination or misconduct by White officers. The allegations detail several instances of racism towards community members and fellow officers. The agreement requires the department to implement changes to disciplinary procedures and equal employment opportunity policies.
In September 2020, attorneys for Prince George's County, Maryland approved a settlement for $20 million for the family of William Green, a Black man who was fatally shot by police while handcuffed to a police cruiser.
William Green was 43 years old when he was shot and killed by a Prince George's County police officer, Corporal Michael A. Owen Jr. In addition to the settlement, second-degree murder charges have been filed against Owen. The settlement represents one of the largest payments for police misconduct settlements in U.S. history.
In 2012, Prince George’s County, Maryland agreed to a settlement of $3.6 million for police misconduct.
In 2012, Prince George’s County, Maryland agreed to pay a settlement total of $3.6 million to 10 University of Maryland students who alleged they were wrongfully arrested, and several assaulted, following local riots in 2010.