Seaford Man Charged With Impersonating A Police Officer - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Seaford Man Charged With Impersonating A Police Officer

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CAMDEN, Del. - A Seaford man is accused of impersonating a police officer in Camden. A Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement agent stopped a vehicle after it reportedly swerved onto the shoulder, and drove through a red light on Route 13, near Lockmeath Way.

An investigation showed that the driver, 40-year-old Franckel Desir, of Seaford, had been driving erratically, running vehicles off the road, and using flashing emergency lights on his dashboard and a siren. During the stop, Desir provided a New York City Police Department Auxiliary Officer badge, and ID, along with an expired Delaware driver's license.

The NYPD did confirm that Desir was a member of the NYPD Auxiliary, but said he wasn't allowed to identify himself as an officer out of state, or have lights and a siren on his car. DATE says that the NYPD didn't know that Desir had left New York, and became a Delaware resident.

According to the investigation, Desir is also a new member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, but that apparently doesn't allow him to have emergency equipment on his vehicle either.

DATE charged Desir with a felony count of criminal impersonation of a police officer, use of unauthorized flashing lights on vehicle, disregard a red light, no valid driver's license, and no insurance. The emergency lights, siren, and NYPD credentials were all sized during the stop. Desir is being held at the Sussex County Correctional Institute on $754 bail.

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