Wichita police investigating ‘officer-impersonation’ case

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Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 5:24 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Wichita Police Department announced its investigation into a case involving an unknown suspect impersonating a police officer.

The WPD said about 8 p.m. Monday (Sept. 28), someone reported being stopped in the area of MacArthur and Seneca by someone posing as a cop. The report said the unknown suspect was driving a dark blue Buick, four-door sedan with red, white and blue emergency lights in the upper windshield.

“The unknown suspect approached the vehicle, asked for a driver’s license and insurance,” the WPD said. “The suspect looked at the documents, gave them back, walked back to the Buick, and left.”

Police described the suspected officer impersonator as a man with an average build and height, wearing a dark blue or plaid uniform and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with additional information to help police find the man accused of impersonating an officer should call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

“All uniformed WPD officers are issued WPD badges, displayed clearly on their uniform to signify that they are a WPD officer,” Wichita police said. “Additionally, if any question exists on the legitimacy of an officer, you can call 911.”

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