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Merely dressing like an officer isn’t criminal impersonation
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Statute governing the offense of impersonating a peace officer does not criminalize the mere purchasing and wearing of clothing and equipment associated with law enforcement; it criminalizes that conduct only when it is accompanied by an act undertaken in the capacity of a peace officer.
State v. Baker, 2014 WL 6608349 (Ala.Crim.App., 2014)
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