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24. Criminals do impersonate police officers to commit crimes
Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:59 AM
Jul 2020

Tips for Protecting You from Law Enforcement Impersonators :

Those who impersonate police officers erode the public’s trust in law enforcement and may endanger unsuspecting people. There are several tips you can remember to protect yourself during a traffic stop while helping your police officers do their jobs.

Make sure it is a marked police unit. If it is not a marked unit, the emergency lights should be built in and are usually not a temporary light placed on the vehicle.
•Try to stop in a well-lit area or a location where there are a lot of people present.
•Turn on your emergency flashers but don’t turn off your car.
•Do not get out of the vehicle to meet the officer. Officers usually don’t like this anyway.
•Lock your door.
Look for a uniform, official department jacket, and other equipment used by police officers for the performance of their duties.
•If the officer is in plainclothes, look for identifying clothing and equipment. If unsure, explain to the “officer” that you are unsure about the situation and ask them to display official department identification and badge. Ask where they work and if you can contact their dispatch center to confirm their identity. You may also request a marked patrol unit respond.
•Pay attention to what they are asking. Most officers will advise you of the reason for the stop and request your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
•If they immediately tell you to get out of the car without any preliminary questions, be suspicious.
•Trust your instincts. If they don’t seem to be a real police officer they are probably not.

from https://www.canbypolice.com/docs/police_impersonators.pdf with my emphasis

May the Gestapo suffer a major life event. LiberalFighter Jul 2020 #1
They are going to go through some things. TeamPooka Jul 2020 #5
Somehow i DO NOT believe them! bluestarone Jul 2020 #2
Don't know about all, but most for sure. They've all been released. Hoyt Jul 2020 #8
I will be curious to see how a federal jury drawn from the area considers the charges. TomSlick Jul 2020 #3
Here we go. progressive nobody Jul 2020 #4
This is where ACLU lawyers get this crap fixed. marble falls Jul 2020 #6
notice they are police-created crimes, not actually crimes against the people nt msongs Jul 2020 #7
That should be a key. LiberalFighter Jul 2020 #10
+1. nt iluvtennis Jul 2020 #12
Arson and Damaging Government Property are police created? MichMan Jul 2020 #16
If there is 18, i hope each and every one of them bluestarone Jul 2020 #9
and trial by jury.... Dan Jul 2020 #21
How many years will the protester get who was arrested for dancing with flowers? groundloop Jul 2020 #11
Failure to obey a lawful order, in particular, doesn't make sense to me. yonder Jul 2020 #13
Ive been making this very point since day one of this shit Ferrets are Cool Jul 2020 #14
Criminals do impersonate police officers to commit crimes DBoon Jul 2020 #24
"Trust your instincts" My instincts and logic tell me that these goons are CRIMINALS Ferrets are Cool Jul 2020 #25
After They Grab You.... louzke9 Jul 2020 #28
+1 Sherman A1 Jul 2020 #22
These cases will never see a courtroom BlueIdaho Jul 2020 #15
Does anyone know why they're protesting at a Federal courthouse? KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #17
This is exactly what I want to know as well BumRushDaShow Jul 2020 #23
The people doing the vandalism and fighting the police Steelrolled Jul 2020 #27
Well the TRUE Protesters.... louzke9 Jul 2020 #29
The charges need to be against the SS storm troopers mysteryowl Jul 2020 #18
Trump: "Great job! That's eighteen less votes for Biden." C Moon Jul 2020 #19
All that pain and cost for 18 arrests? usajumpedtheshark Jul 2020 #20
All Trump wants is material for more commercials. Steelrolled Jul 2020 #32
Jury trials will be interesting Steelrolled Jul 2020 #26
Jury Trials? louzke9 Jul 2020 #30
The article mentioned jury trials, as well as "other follow-up court proceedings" Steelrolled Jul 2020 #31
"We the jury find the defendants NOT GUILT on all counts your honor." W T F Jul 2020 #33
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