For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Andrew Frankel, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881

POLICE PRETENDER/SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT ARRESTED

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, May 20, 2009) - A suspect who alleged he was an undercover police officer when he sexually assaulted a woman in the City of Berkeley has been arrested. On Wednesday night, May 13th, City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Sex Crimes Detectives arrested Jerry Brown Jr., 42 at his home in the City of El Sobrante.

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                                                                   Jerry Brown Jr.

On April 4, 2009, Brown Jr. picked up a 27 year old woman in the area of San Pablo Avenue and Carrison Street in Southwest Berkeley. As Brown Jr. drove the victim around, he told her he was an undercover Berkeley police officer and flashed an “official looking” badge.  Brown Jr. threatened that he had a firearm under the seat.  When Brown Jr. stopped his truck on the 700 block of Heinz Street he sexually assaulted the victim multiple times. A break in the case came when a community member provided the license plate number to the 1996 Ford Ranger that Brown Jr. had been driving.

On Friday, May 15, 2009 Brown Jr. was charged with False Imprisonment, Oral Copulation and Sodomy.  Brown Jr. was later released on bond.

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