Police: Cop impersonators responded to 911 calls, made arrests for years

Law enforcement officials said a group of police impersonators in Michigan spent years making arrests and fooling first responders.

The Flint Journal reports that a core group of about 10 people have been impersonating police across Genesee County, Michigan since October 2015. They are currently facing felony charges.

The group is accused of making false arrests of people they accused of committing crimes and tricked real first responders at crime scenes. Police said the group, who called themselves the Genesee County Fire and EMS Media-Genesee County Task Force Blight Agency, had impersonated police at county parks, house fires, vehicle crashes and other crime scenes.

"We believe that on some occasions, they were the first to show up on crime scenes," Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said. "On some occasions, the real police would ask them to perform tasks at the scene, not realizing they were imposters."

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