One of the most vocal leaders of an Atlanta group protesting police brutality has himself been arrested multiple times for impersonating a police officer, reports WAGA.
Tyree "Sir Maejor" Page is currently on probation after pleading guilty to lesser crimes of obstruction of a police officer and carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location.
In the days following the often chaotic marches through Atlanta protesting fatal police shootings, Tyree Page became one of the faces of the movement. He was part of the group that met with Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed to demand changes in police training and tactics. Page even spoke at a joint news conference.
"We stand on the shoulders of those that have paved the way for us to be able to protest in the streets and to be able to have our voices heard," Page said in July with Mayor Reed and Chief George Turner standing behind him.
What the mayor's office says it didn't know at the time was this police protester had already been arrested multiple times for impersonating a police officer.
In December 2014, Atlanta police charged Page with impersonating a police officer when they found him at a Shell Station "wearing a replica of the Atlanta police officer uniform," a Glock 45 automatic pistol, and other gear. According to the police report he had a black female handcuffed in front of the gas station. Page said he was working security there. He was also charged with impersonating a police officer in October 2015 and January 2016.
He ultimately was allowed to clear up all three counts by pleading guilty to lesser charges of obstruction and carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location. Page is currently on two years probation.
Page and the Black Lives Matter of Atlanta movement parted ways several months ago. Recently, he started his own group: Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta.