Reported Officer Impersonation Found False

The Carbondale Police Department has determined that a reported police imposter was in fact a real officer. An investigation into the alleged fake officer pulling over a citizen in Carbondale on Monday morning found that the man was an on-duty investigator with the Illinois Secretary of State Hazardous Devices Unit, commonly called the “Bomb Squad” matching the logo seen on the officer’s shirt and truck. The report shows that the officer pulled the car over because it did not have license plates at the front or back of the vehicle.