UPDATE on Man impersonating a LAPD officer — Was hired to film a commercial

From Ventura Police Department’s prior press release:

“On Sunday, June 7th at 12:53pm, the Ventura Police Department Communications Center received a call of four suspicious males standing around a police car.  One of the subjects was putting on a police uniform in a parking lot on Capri Ave east of Johnson Dr. Patrol officers arrived on scene and found the suspect, 44 year old Glendale resident, Oliver James, wearing a full Los Angeles Police Department uniform, badge, name plate, with a patrol duty belt and gun. James was standing next to a black and white patrol car with “Police” written on the side of it and a light bar attached to the top. He identified himself as an active off-duty police officer with LAPD.”

James Oliver

James Oliver


Decommissioned police car used by Oliver

Decommissioned police car used by Oliver

According to Ventura Police sources, Mr. James was hired for a commercial yet he still identified himself as a police officer,fully decked out in full gear, with gun, claimed he was an LAPD officer and was arrested.

So far, we have heard no explanation why Oliver didn’t explain this to the arresting officer and why the officer didn’t verify it at that time, or at least mention it in the report.  Stay tuned.


See previous story: https://citizensjournal.us/ventura-pd-catch-man-impersonating-a-police-officer/


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