Impersonating A Police Officer
He’s an adult now, but Chicago’s infamous “kid cop” allegedly is at it again. After fooling Chicago police into letting him on patrol in 2009 by impersonating an officer when he was 14 years old, Vincent Richardson has been arrested a third time for posing as a cop.
A 22-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning, after allegedly impersonating a U.S. Marshal when he was found wandering the halls of a South Side high school carrying a gun, wearing a bulletproof vest, and carrying a stolen security agency badge.
About 9 a.m. Tuesday, 32-year-old Lumani Lubemba entered the Daley Center wearing a “blue uniform and black body armor” and “carrying a semi-automatic pistol on his right hip, under a black jacket,” according to Cook County Sheriff’s police.
James Blackman, 46, has been charged with three counts of armed robbery, one count of aggravated robbery, five counts of impersonating a police officer, and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
Those in the Little Village neighborhood describe it as a form of terror: the looming threat of deportation. That may in part explain how a woman got away with impersonating an officer.
Michael Miller is not a police officer anymore, but authorities say he pretended to be one in hopes of getting to a judge.