There was a story in the news recently about some guy in Texas who impersonated a cop so that he could “lawfully” sexually assault a young woman. He had blue, flashing lights inside his windshield that he used to pull her over. He had her exit her vehicle, at which point he handcuffed her and ordered her into the back of his car.
There was another case involving a 15-year-old boy masquerading as a cop so that he could strip-search a particular woman. I don’t think it quite worked out the way he planned it. Breitbart recounted that instance:
…[T]he teen approached a woman’s house and identified himself as a deputy, producing a badge and flashlight. He then allegedly entered her home, handcuffed her and instructed her to remove her clothing in preparation for a strip search. Matthews says the teen also told the woman she would be tased if she did not comply. Investigators say the woman told the teen she would comply if he removed the handcuffs. He then removed the cuffs and she subsequently struck him in the face and fled the scene.
Where do these people get these ideas from, I wonder? They think all they have to do is dress like a cop, and then they can have their way with anyone? Now, why would they think that?
Maybe it’s because of cases like this, where San Antonio Police Officer Jackie Len Neal, an 11-year veteran, used his official uniform and badge to have his way with a certain female driver. He pulled the 19-year-old over and told her that her car was reported stolen. Even though she produced a valid sales slip, he still wanted to make sure she wasn’t “hiding anything.” Perhaps he felt his life was threatened by this woman. So, he reportedly groped her, handcuffed her and placed her in the back of his patrol car where he raped her.
WPTV explains why this cop probably felt so much at liberty to treat this woman the way he did:
The on-board cameras in Neal’s vehicle were not working. But GPS showed his police cruiser was stopped at a particular spot for 18 minutes. It’s the same spot that the victim alleged the assault took place.
It’s getting to the point where it’s hard to tell the difference between real cops and fake ones. Their behavior seems to be about the same.