Fake cops are stopping drivers for violating coronavirus stay-at-home orders

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(USA TODAY) Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams shakes his head in confusion: Somewhere out in his county, a guy with flashing lights on his Dodge Charger has been stopping drivers and warning them they’re violating coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

Whoever is stopping the cars isn’t one of Ream’s deputies. Instead, the police impersonator is himself breaking the law and putting himself at extreme risk, because traffic stops are among the most dangerous things most law enforcement officers do. The stops happened several times in March.

“For the life of me, I don’t understand why someone would want to do this,” Reams says. “I don’t think there’s a law enforcement agency in the state that has time to do that kind of thing.”

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