“Fake Cops” Robbing People Turn Out To Be Real Cops

News — July 30, 2013 at 9:50 am by

A string of robberies by people “dressed as police” led the people of Detroit to believe there were “fake cops” out robbing people at gunpoint,  it turns out they were “not fake after all,” MyFoxDetroit reports: A second officer, a 17-year veteran from Saint Clair Shores, has been arrested accused of robbing unsuspecting drivers at gunpoint. On Saturday, Fox 2 also reported a Detroit police sergeant was arrested at the 12th precinct. A tip sent to Fox 2 helped lead to the arrests. We forwarded a photo from one scene to Detroit Police.  They recognized one of their own in the photo .More information is expected Monday during a press conference scheduled for Monday at 3 p.m. The first incident took place at a Citgo gas station near French and I-94 on Detroit’s east side last Sunday. The clerk says two white men in a black Ford F-150 with police lights allegedly pistol-whipped customers pumping gas. The men stole cash and cell phones from their victims. A warning went out to be on the lookout for “fake cops” but it turns out those officers were not fake after all. It appears the sergeant in this case was driving his personal vehicle. The men had police badges, bullet proof vests and guns. They looked very official and police considered them armed and dangerous. [InfoLib]

I understand times are tough in Detroit, but who do you call when you get robbed by a cop?  Sounds like an awful situation, besides being robbed, you are faced with the decision of defending yourself from a cop. No way to win here. Not to mention, these officers were just pistol whipping unsuspecting victims. Show some etiquette, after all you are officers of the law…


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