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Old 09-29-2012, 21:55   #33
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Originally Posted by ChuteTheMall View Post
Open carry would have prevented this.

But still this guy should be charged with brandishing.

Unless his stupid badge had the word "police" on it, I doubt there is any basis for the impersonation charge based upon what has been posted. Displaying those CCW badges is not a crime, but his stupidity should be.
TCA 39-16-301

(b) A person commits criminal impersonation who pretends to be a law enforcement officer for the purpose of:

(1) Engaging in an activity that is ordinarily and customarily an activity established by law as a law enforcement activity; and

(2) Causing another to believe that the person is a law enforcement officer.
In attempting to brandish a badge to enforce a parking ordinance, he easily met the criminal impersonation statute.

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