Veteran officer probed Off-duty incident on Block questioned

November 23, 1991|By Roger Twigg ....

A veteran city police officer who was robbed of his service revolver and a $100 bill in front of police headquarters earlier this month by a couple he met on The Block now is facing an internal investigation, the department said.

Police Agent Gerard J. Hogan, 44, has been removed from patrol duties and placed in an administrative position at the Southern Police District to await the outcome of the probe by the department's Internal Investigation Division, police said.

They said Agent Hogan, while off duty, went to The Block on East Baltimore Street the evening of Nov. 7 and had a "few beers."

As he prepared to leave the nightclub strip shortly after midnight, Agent Hogan was unable to find his truck and came across a man and woman who offered to help him locate the vehicle for a $5 finders fee, police said.

After the couple located the truck, police said, all three climbed into the vehicle and rode to the front of the police headquarters building in the 600 block of East Fayette Street where Agent Hogan pulled out a $100 bill and said he would have to obtain change to give them the $5.

Instead, the couple grabbed the $100 bill as well as a .38-caliber revolver from Agent Hogan's shoulder holster and fled from the truck, the officer said.

Police said they are looking for a woman about 25 years old, 120 pounds, with dirty blonde hair, and her 24-year-old companion. No physical description of the companion was available.

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