The State's Attorney's Office plans to present video surveillance footage as evidence during its prosecution of a Howard County police officer charged with assaulting a man while off-duty, State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan said Wednesday. 

Kirwan also said the March incident involving Pfc. Lawrence Cameron Cook, a seven-year veteran of the force, took place in the parking lot of a Giant located in the village of Dorsey Search in Columbia between the hours of 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Cook, 31, was off-duty during the time of the incident, and has been placed on "no-duty" status with pay, with police powers suspended, according to police. Cook, of the 49900 block of Dorsey Hall Drive, was indicted in July on a second-degree assault charge. 

In July, police said they shared the investigation with the State's Attorney resulting in the indictment.


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"I want Howard County citizens to have confidence that our detectives conducted a thorough criminal investigation into the allegations," a police spokesperson said in the July announcement.

Cook's trial is scheduled for Nov. 19 in Howard County Circuit Court.