Maryland Man Convicted of Posing of Police Officer, Assault

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been convicted of impersonating a police officer and assault.

The Baltimore Sun reports that a jury recently found Brian Keith Cooper Jr. of Dundalk guilty of second-degree assault, extortion and impersonating a police officer. County prosecutors say Cooper was acquitted of second-degree rape.

Prosecutors say Cooper in February picked up a prostitute, told her she was under arrest and sexually assaulted her.

Others have made similar accusations against Cooper. The 31-year-old faces additional charges stemming from other allegations.

Prosecutors dropped charges against Cooper in two other cases because they couldn’t find the people who made the claims.

Cooper told the Baltimore Sun in March that he’s innocent and that police had arrested the wrong person. An attorney for Cooper declined to comment to the newspaper.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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