Highland Park reserve officer pulled over by fake Michigan State Police trooper
DETROIT – Michigan State Police are investigating after a man impersonated an MSP trooper. Witnesses described him as a white man wearing a black uniform and driving a black Dodge Charger with red/blue lights. A fake police officer pulled over a Highland Park reserve officer on Saturday around 7 p.m. That officer said he knew immediately that something was wrong with the situation. Highland Park Reserve Officer Dares Bryant was on I-96 near the Davison Freeway, heading to the police station for the overnight shift. The fake officer drove an all-black Charger with illegal police lights and a siren.
Michigan State Police warn of potential fake police officer initiating traffic stops
DETROIT – Michigan State Police are asking Metro Detroit residents to be vigilant regarding a white man impersonating an MSP trooper. According to authorities, MSP received reports of a possible police impersonator pulling people Saturday night over near the intersection of I-96 and Davison Freeway. Witnesses described described him as a white man wearing a black uniform and driving a black Dodge Charger with red/blue lights. Who are you?’: Mike Bouchard pulls over man posing as a copPolice said this man identified himself as a Michigan State Police Trooper but the MSP does not use unmarked cars to conduct traffic stops. More: Metro Detroit crime news
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Viral warning of threats of violence isn’t real, NAACP says
DETROIT – A viral Facebook post claiming the NAACP received information that white nationalists and neo-Nazis were planning violent attacks on people of color is false, the organization claims. The social media message received traction online and caught the attention of law enforcement officials. The NAACP said the message did not come from them and that they had not received any credible threats. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President of the NAACP Detroit Chapter. He said people started calling the Detroit branch, concerned about the potential of violence from white supremacists.