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Officer Anthony Michael Westerman, 25, has been charged with two counts of second degree rape and three counts of second degree assault. Westerman has been employed by the Baltimore County Police Department since 2013. His most recent assignment was at the Essex Precinct. 

This case was initiated when Baltimore County Police received information concerning the allegations. The Special Victims Unit conducted their investigation and ultimately pursued charges against Westerman. 

According to Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt, “the allegations made in this case are reprehensible and are not representative of the values and ethics of the Baltimore County Police Department. As a result of a thorough investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau, the officer has been arrested and has been suspended without pay.” Anthony Westerman is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

Photo of fallen hero Officer Robert Zimmerman, killed in the line of duty in 1986. Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On November 5, 1986, Officer Robert Zimmerman stopped on Edmondson Avenue to conduct a business check. As he was crossing the street, he was struck by two vehicles and critically injured. He was transported to Shock Trauma where he died nine days later from his injuries.

The 46-year-old officer had been with the Baltimore County Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Western Traffic Unit.

During his career, he received five departmental citations and had once been named Officer of the Year by the Catonsville Optimist Club.

The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, runs through April.

  • The opening segment focuses on the department’s recruitment efforts. Officer Shelley Knox and Officer John Mitchell, of the Recruitment Unit, talk about career opportunities to become a Baltimore County police officer or cadet.
  • The second segment provides burglary prevention tips for the warmer months. Officer Carey Kus, of the Youth and Community Services Section, shares valuable crime prevention tips to protect you, your home and belongings.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017