DC Officer Charged With Assaulting Co-Workers

A Metropolitan Police Department officer was arrested and charged with assaulting his co-workers after several alleged incidents in D.C. police stations.

Officer Robert Anderson, 51, was charged with five counts of simple assault, the department announced Wednesday. 

Anderson is accused of approaching and touching co-workers without their consent in three separate incidents in January and February. At least two of the victims were women. 

The assaults took place in the MPD Fourth District Station, located at 6001 Georgia Ave. NW, and the Fifth District Station at 1805 Bladensburg Road NE, police said. 

Anderson's police powers have been revoked.

“The Metropolitan Police Department does not condone any criminal or immoral conduct by an employee,” police chief Police Peter Newsham said in a statement. “Officer Anderson’s actions are disgraceful and not a representation of the men and women of this agency.”

Anderson, of Hanover, Maryland, had been employed with MPD since 1990.

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