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POLICE BEAT

September 09, 1992

Policeman suspended after Eastport fracas

A Washington police officer has been suspended from duty after allegedly beating up an Annapolis man and threatening him with a gun at an Eastport club last week.

Edward Scott Cosey, a 33-year-old officer with the Washington Metropolitan Police, was arrested early Friday in front of the Peerless Rens Club in Eastport, where he became violent and attacked a man, city police said.

The Bowie resident has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the Police Department's internal affairs division investigates the charges, a Washington police spokesman said yesterday.

According to Annapolis police, Mr. Cosey and his companion, Sheila Laverne Williams, a 32-year-old Washington police dispatcher, were off-duty and socializing at the club on Chester Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Police said Mr. Cosey approached a woman at the bar who was sitting with her boyfriend, James T. McGill of Edgewood Road.

Mr. Cosey became abusive and hit Mr. McGill, who left the club, Annapolis police said. Mr. Cosey followed him outside and attacked, punching him in the face and pointing a Glock 9mm semiautomatic at him.

Annapolis Police Sgt. William Powell, who was off-duty at the time, intervened. Two city police officers were called to subdue Mr. Cosey, who refused to relinquish his gun at first, police said. He also pulled out a nightstick and began swinging wildly at the police officers, police said.

Ms. Williams, who allegedly urged Mr. Cosey to continue fighting, was arrested following a scuffle and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault. She was released after posting a $650 bail bond.

Mr. Cosey was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other violations. He was released pending a further investigation by the Washington police.

Armed pair robs Annapolis station

Two men armed with a small revolver held up an Annapolis gas station early Sunday, escaping with several hundred dollars, city police said.

The men approached a cashier at the Annapolis BP at about 5 a.m. and asked the prices of several types of chocolate bars and potato chips. One of the men then pulled out the gun and yelled, "Give me the money," the cashier told police.

Police described the suspects as black men, one about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a heavy build and wearing a dark sweat shirt, and the other tall with a slim build and closely cropped hair.

Gunman robs, assaults store clerk

A gunman robbed an Annapolis party store and sexually assaulted the clerk Monday afternoon, county police reported.

Investigators said the gunman walked into the Party and Paper store in the 2500 block of Solomons Island Road at 3:15 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk.

After she gave him the money, he sexually assaulted her, police said.

Police described the robber as a white man in his mid-20s.

The following break-in has been reported to county police:

* Brooklyn Park:

5900 block of Ritchie Highway: Sept. 4, entry gained through a window. Unknown property taken.

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