BALTIMORE — A Baltimore police officer seen on a video repeatedly punching a man outside a liquor store before arresting him has been charged with assault.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein said in an email on Wednesday that Vincent Cosom Jr. was also charged in a criminal information with perjury and misconduct in office.

A man who answered a phone number listed for Cosom hung up when a reporter called Wednesday.

Bernstein says on June 15, Cosom repeatedly punched a man in the face. The incident was recorded on City Watch cameras.

On Sept. 15, 32-year-old Kollin Truss sued Cosom for assaulting him in the June 15 incident. Cosom was suspended from the department that day.

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