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Police Impersonator Stops Woman in Colorado
April 3, 2014
Police in Aurora, Colo., are investigating the report of a man who impersonated an officer, stopped a woman's car at night and grabbed the victim by the hair Monday night.
Va. Officer's Son Takes Patrol Car for Joy Ride
April 1, 2014
The son of a Fairfax County, Va., police officer has been arrested for taking his father’s cruiser out for a high-speed drive, activating the emergency lights, wearing a police uniform shirt, and firing a gun.
Men Arrested for Impersonating Dallas Officers
February 24, 2014
Two men were arrested on Saturday for allegedly impersonating Dallas police officers to gain access to a residence they planned to burglarize.
Real Cops Bust Alleged Fake Cops
October 29, 2013
Two men in St. Paul, Minn., are accused of posing as police officers after two real officers on patrol stopped and arrested them.
Colo. Det. Turns Tables on Police Impostor
September 27, 2013
An undercover Pueblo County (Colo.) Sheriff's detective arrested a man in a Pueblo West cellphone store Monday, after the man pretended to be an officer and accused him of dealing drugs.
Police: N.J. Fleet Manager Posed As Officer In Robbery
August 26, 2013
The fleet manager of the new Camden County (N.J.) Police Department allegedly posed as a police officer to stop a pedestrian and rob him using a police badge, radio, and agency vehicle.
Chicago Teen Police Impostor Arrested Again
July 25, 2013
A Chicago teenager who was arrested four years ago after going on patrol has been arrested again for pretending to be a Chicago Police officer.
Troubled Ex-Cop Killed In Ga. Evidence Room
June 11, 2013
A former Sardis (Ga.) Police officer once nicknamed "Robocop" was fatally shot by a current officer early Monday after he was found in the station's evidence room wielding an ax.
Oakland Police Impostor Arrested With FN 303 Riot Gun
May 23, 2013
The FBI's San Francisco office is seeking the public's help in providing information about a 21-year-old Oakland man who carried fake law enforcement identification, an FN 303 riot-control gun, and a semi-auto handgun.
Video: Mich. Man Impersonates Cop
March 25, 2013
A Michigan man has been charged with two counts of impersonating a public officer, after he presented a 1960s Buena Vista Township Police badge at a 7-Eleven and local bar.
Recognizing Fake Cops
February 21, 2013
There is a criminal element that will use the veil of a police disguise to further their illegitimate activities. These fake cops will use their disguises to gain the edge against the public and law enforcement.
Fla. Man Impersonated Officer To Get Fast Food
October 9, 2012
A Florida man was arrested after he told employees of a fast food restaurant he was a law enforcement officer and shouldn't have to pay.
Va. Court: Impersonating An Officer Is Not Protected Speech
August 15, 2012
A Virginia appellate court has ruled that the state's law against impersonating a police officer is constitutional, a ruling that countered the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision that lying about being a war hero is protected speech.
Fake Officer May Be Behind Miss. Road Deaths
May 15, 2012
State investigators warning motorists to dial 911 if they believe they're being pulled over by a police imposter. Two roadway homicides may be connected because both vehicles were found pulled over along state highways, according to authorities.
5 Fake Cops Raid Houston Apartment
December 27, 2011
Five men wearing Houston Police raid jackets and toting fake badges, guns, and TASERs broke down the door of an apartment in the 1800 block of Wheeler at Chartres.
Fake Delaware Cop Tells Driver To Follow Him To Station
August 24, 2011
A 56-year-old Pennsylvania man was nearly rear-ended by a Kia hatchback at about 6 p.m. on Monday. The Kia driver, who was dressed in what appeared to be a police uniform, began yelling and cursing at the driver, demanding he show his operator's license.
Calif. Police Imposter Appears In Court for Birthday Crime Spree
July 25, 2011
A California man who committed a string of offenses after celebrating his 19th birthday pleaded no contest during his court appearance last week. The man attempted to pull over two vehicles with his parents' teal pickup truck outfitted with with a siren and flashing lights
Mass. Police Imposter Flashed Blue Light in Walmart Parking Lot
July 19, 2011
Richard Ramon Tirado was arrested with police equipment, including pieces of a uniform, a badge, and the large strobe light. He is charged with a felony of false impersonation and an additional charge of using blue lights restricted to law enforcement.
Colo. Fire Chief Arrested for Impersonating Officer
July 11, 2011
William Nelson was arrested on eight charges including impersonating a peace officer, a second offense DUI/DWAI, and marijuana possession.
Imposters Can Easily Acquire Police Gear, Vegas Police Say
June 12, 2011
Several of the four men arrested by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department in the past week for posing as officers had acquired police gear, and the agency is warning civilians to remain vigilant.
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