USCP Arrest - Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer - January 16, 2021
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021, United States Capitol Police (USCP) officers stopped an adult female Suspect at First Street and Columbus Circle, NE, at a security checkpoint put in place for the Presidential Inauguration. The Suspect presented what was identified as a military challenge coin, and stated that she was a law enforcement officer. As the USCP officers questioned the Suspect, she drove off in the vehicle, and again was stopped at 50 Massachusetts Avenue.
The Suspect was placed under arrest and was charged with False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer, Failure to Obey an Officer, and Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer. She was transported to the D.C. Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) for evaluation, and was later processed at USCP Headquarters and transported to D.C. Central Cell Block.
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