Prince George's County officials seek to stop domestic violence before it starts

Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Photo: WJLA

LARGO, Md. (WJLA) - After a particularly deadly week in the D.C. area, there's a growing push to stop domestic violence before it starts.

A father brutally murders his 3-year-old daughter after shooting her grandparents. A woman is found dead in her Landover home and her boyfriend is charged with murder. Thursday, a man is murdered in his girfriend's arms, her ex-husband the alleged shooter.

Each is a case of domestic violence. In some cases, it had been going on for years.

Lt. Charmaine harvin runs the new Prince George’s County Police domestic violence unit. Her team now gets involved in every domestic violence call police handle. They build a file and hopefully spot patterns and prosecute before a situation goes too far.

ABC7’s Brad Bell talks with Lt. Harvin and Prince George's State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks about the county’s efforts to turn the growing problem of domestic violence around.