Friday, July 31, 2009

Fake Cop

Police: Fake officer tries to stop real officer - Boston.com

A fake police officer tried to conduct a traffic stop on someone that turned out to be a real police officer. Oops, epic fail. It is important that people have the confidence of the police. Those who impersonate police should go to jail for a very long time.

Fake police generally try to commit other crimes while disguising themselves as police. They use the authority of a police officer to get people to stop their cars and comply with their orders. They use that compliance to rob or rape their victims.

I think the use of a police impersonation should be used as a enhancement to the original offence. They do this with guns too. Use a gun in a robbery get a few extra years. Impersonate a cop while doing a robbery, get a few extra years; that's what the SGT Says.

8 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

I wonder what the criminal's PC was for the stop.

Texas Ghostrider said...

PC? PC? He don't need nooooo stinking PC, thats just for us real ones....lol. my question is did they use his own handcuffs on him? What is emergency lights more expensive then the lights that came and picked him up? Did he wear a "special" police badge or the "junior" police badge?

Protect_and_Serve said...

Junior police badge? What, like CHP?

Bunkermeister said...

Often fake cops use only a single red light, or even just a police patch to try and get people to think they are police.

*Goddess* said...

Are there are ways a citizen could identify a fake? I read that one "officer" went back to the car to get his badge, which was a red flag. Should all real officers be carrying their badge right on them? Any other ways to spot a fake?

Texas Ghostrider said...

All LEO's must carry on there person A Commissioned ID Card. This card has the departments name and his rank, his id number and some demographic info. If you are unsure of the officer call 911 and yell them what is going on. The MAJORITY, if not all TRUE LEO's won't have a problem with that. Also if you are unsure about who is trying to pull you over turn on your hazards and find a fire station or police station or another well light public area.

Sorry Sgt, for stealing your thread.....

*Goddess* said...

Thank you, Suh:)

Bunkermeister said...

TG I have no problem with anyone giving out good advice!

Thanks.