WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer in Washington, D.C., is accused of touching three female coworkers without their consent and threatening a male civilian employee who reportedly came to their defense.
News outlets report 51-year-old Robert A. Anderson was arrested Wednesday on charges of simple assault and threat to do bodily harm. He was suspended from the force and agreed to appear in court next month.READ MORE: Video Shows Baltimore County Man Elias Costianes In Senate Elevator, Chambers During Capitol Riot
An arrest affidavit says two of the women were fellow officers. Court documents say one woman told police Anderson caressed her hair this spring and another said he put his lips on her ear. The civilian told police he intervened and shoved Anderson, who he says threatened him with a serrated blade.READ MORE: Baltimore Fifth Grader Wins National Competition Asking Contestants To Give Economic Advice To President Joe Biden
The 29-year department veteran from Maryland denied the allegations to The Washington Post.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Shot In South Baltimore Thursday Afternoon, Police Say; 4th Child Shot In City In Past Week
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