A Baltimore police officer was charged yesterday with second-degree assault. He is accused of striking his girlfriend during a dispute at his Baltimore County home, county police said.
Officer Kevin Maurice Hawkins, an officer for three years who is assigned to the Western District, was released after appearing before a county District Court commissioner, who set an unsecured bond of $20,000, county police said.
According to county police, a man and woman got into an argument late Saturday when she returned their 2-year-old son to his apartment in the 1700 block of Champlain Drive in Woodlawn without bringing the boy's diapers and toys.
The man told county police that during the argument, the woman struck him on the head, possibly with a ceramic coffee mug. He told police he then struck her with his hand, causing swelling to her left eye.
County police said the man dialed 911 and reported the incident. They said the woman was taken by ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital in the city, where she was treated and released.
City police said Hawkins' police powers were suspended and he was reassigned to administrative duties, pending the outcome of the criminal matter.
Pub Date: 12/23/96