A Baltimore police officer was assigned to desk duty yesterday after he was charged with harassing a Howard County woman by repeatedly asking her on dates, offering her money to pose nude and threatening to falsely arrest her.
In an unrelated case, another city officer was placed on administrative duties yesterday after she was charged with hitting her husband during the holiday weekend in their Baltimore County home.
In the past three months, about a dozen Baltimore police officers have been charged in criminal cases. Officers have been accused of rape, stealing baseball playoff tickets, covering up an arson-for-profit scheme and possessing child pornography.
In the Howard County complaint, Officer Kebin J. McLean, 24, who has been on the force nearly two years, was charged with telephone misuse and harassment. He is assigned to Southwestern District.
An Elkridge woman, 23, filed the criminal charges with a District Court commissioner on Nov. 20; the summons ordering McLean to court Feb. 4 was served during the weekend.
According to a Howard County police report, the woman said she met McLean 2 1/2 years ago, when he asked her on a date and she declined. The woman said she didn't hear from the officer again until this summer.
In July, the woman told police, McLean showed up unannounced at her house and asked her to look at mug shots. "He later said he was not there for that reason, but instead wanted to ask her for a date," the report says.
After she declined, the report says McLean "became angered and said that if she did not go out with him and did not go to bed with him, he would arrest her the next time he saw her in Southwest Baltimore [where her mother lives] and would make up the charges."
In October, according to the report, the woman was visiting her mother and saw "Officer McLean in his patrol car parked outside of the residence." Later that month, the woman said McLean called her and offered her $75 to pose nude for him.
On Nov. 2, the woman told police, she recorded a series of five phone calls to her house by McLean -- once again repeating the request for nude photos. The woman told police she is "scared that he will use his police powers to continually intimidate her."
In the Baltimore County case, Officer Anita Hicks McKoy, 31, was charged with assault.
Baltimore County police said the incident occurred about 7 p.m. Saturday in the couple's Pikesville home. Police said the husband, Paul McKoy, 26, was scratched on the face and neck but did not require hospital treatment.
Pub Date: 12/03/96