DC police officer placed under house arrest

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A former DC Police officer has been ordered to wear an electronic device in his parents' house, while he awaits his trial for domestic violence charges, Prince George's County officials said.

"On November 24, 2013, Lawrence was attempting to hang a projection TV in his house. He allegedly became angry with his wife because she told him she didn't know where the screws to hang the projector were. At that point, Lawrence allegedly grabbed a can of Lysol and began spraying it in the victim's face every time she said something. Then, when Lawrence's wife refused to make him something to eat, he allegedly began pushing her," Prince George's County officials said.

That's when, officials say, Lawrence threw his wife to the floor and began hitting her in the head with a metal lamp.

His wife was able to get up and run outside, but Lawrence chased her down and held a knife to her face and throat, threatening to kill her, officials said.

"I am pleased with Judge Wallace's decision to place Mr. Lawrence on electronic monitoring," said Alsobrooks. "Anytime we have a case involving allegations like these, we believe it is important me make every effort to ensure the safety of victims."


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