A Georgia man was arrested for impersonating a police officer in downtown Atlanta after an actual officer noticed something was off about his uniform.
An on-duty Atlanta Police officer was patrolling parking lots on August 13 when he approached a man who appeared to be an off-duty uniformed officer with the department working security in a parking lot, Atlanta Police wrote on Facebook.
The police department said the on-duty officer stopped and asked the man how late he was working and began to feel something was not right. The on-duty officer noticed that the man’s uniform was slightly off, his body camera equipment was different, and he appeared to be nervous.
Initially suspecting this may simply be an issue of policy violations, the on-duty officer notified his supervisors to investigate further.
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Two Atlanta Police Department supervisors responded to the parking lot and met the man. They also initially believed he may have been working an unauthorized off-duty job and was out of uniform compliance. But the man’s story was not adding up, and neither veteran supervisor recognized him.
One of the supervisors checked certification…