A Fort Washington was sentenced to 13 years in prison Monday for his role in the death of Prince George’s County Police Officer Adrian Morris.
“His decision to commit crimes in Prince George’s County endangered the lives of innocent citizens and ultimately his actions led to the death of Officer Morris,” Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw told Patch. “We are satisfied with the outcome and appreciate all of the state’s attorney’s hard work and that of her team.”
Morris, 23, was in pursuit of a silver Acura driven by Kevon Neal, 24, in August of 2012. The Acura was later identified as stolen.
During the pursuit, Morris’ cruiser careened off Interstate 95 near Powder Mill Road, according to a previous Patch story. Morris believed the suspects in the car had stolen a purse at a Shell gas station in Laurel.
Morris’s car veered off the road as he was cutting across multiple lanes, following Neal’s vehicle, and dodging other braking vehicles.
Neal pleaded guilty to motor vehicle manslaughter.