F*k* the Police!, Ctd

Fake the police!   Just how smart is it to impersonate a police officer?

The 26-year-old even told his partner he was a policeman but his ruse was busted when one night she rang a police station because she was worried about him, police say.

The man was to appear in Pukekohe District Court today.

Police were aware the man was allegedly posing as a policeman via information from Facebook but they were unable to track him down, says Sergeant Jeff Waldron.

The man’s partner had been dropping him off at the police station each night, with the man saying he only worked night shifts and that officers were not allowed to take their uniforms home, he told NZ Newswire.

It was believed the man was posing as an officer to attract women, Sgt Waldron said.

However, one night when she couldn’t contact him she rang the station to ask after him and police were then able to track him down.

Impersonating a police officer could attract 12 months’ jail time, Sgt Waldron said.

“We are always going to take this seriously. It could potentially undermine public trust.

It appears police don’t have a sense of humour about this sort of thing, no matter how benign the offender’s intentions were.
– Stuff via nzpca.co.nz


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.