City policeman, charged in assault, is suspended
Anthony M. Stevenson, a Baltimore police officer who lives in Abingdon, has been charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment and suspended from the force after a man was struck in a Bel Air bar a week ago. The man was conversing with friends at Looney's Pub sometime after 1 a.m. Feb. 7, Bel Air police said, when Stevenson, who was off-duty, made a series of unwelcome remarks to two women in the group. When the man objected, Stevenson struck him with a fist in which he was holding a beer bottle, causing severe facial cuts, according to court documents. Volunteer firefighters took the 27-year-old victim to a hospital. Bel Air Police Sgt. J.C. Lockard, who was at the bar doing a routine business check when the incident occurred, found the victim being held in a chokehold and made the arrest, officials said. A spokesman for Baltimore police said Stevenson, 28, has been suspended pending the outcome of the case. A trial is set for April 13.