2002-12-19 / Other News

He Tells Cops He’s "Law Enforcement"

And They Arrest Him For Impersonation

He Tells Cops He’s "Law Enforcement"

And They Arrest Him For Impersonation

Anti Crime Unit officers from the 69th Precinct last week picked up a Canarsie resident on charges of impersonating an officer and gun possession after he told them he was "working with you guys" and flashed a gold shield.

A report filed at the 69th Precinct states that on Wednesday, December 4th Sergeant Kevin Barney and Police Officers Tom Vanschuyler and Tim Seward were following up on a report that shots had been fired from a white Mercedes on Avenue L the previous evening.

Establishing a tactical position a block away, the officers said they saw the white Mercedes parked at the corner of East 93rd Street and Avenue L and, at about 8 p.m. saw Derrick Dixon, 35, who lives on Avenue L near Remsen Avenue, start to get into the car.

When they approached him, the report states, Dixon said, "I work with you guys" and allegedly produced a gold shield with the lettering LPNY Enforcement" on it.

A fully loaded defaced .380 automatic handgun was recovered from the suspect’s waist, Sergeant Barney reported.

Dixon was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal impersonation of a police officer. Charles Rogers

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