Third suspect arrested for allegedly impersonating security officer in Tenn.

Earlier this month, we posted a story about two individuals arrested in Tennessee for allegedly impersonating security officers while committing a home invasion and kidnapping. Now, we have news that a third person has been arrested in the case. Besides the crimes themselves, what is also alarming is that, as the story notes, there was apparently a legitimate security officer at the apartment complex who did nothing while the alleged felonies were being committed. It is possible, in the minds of some, that impersonating a security professional is "no big deal," when in fact, it is. Security officers, now more than ever, are taking on roles that have formerly been filled by police officers. They have increased visibility in communities, and are therefore seen as authority figures. Impersonating them is a serious offense and hopefully, more states will enact laws that reflect this.  -- IFPO.

By WMCActionNews5.com Staff | November 15, 2019 at 1:53 PM CST - Updated November 15 at 1:53 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A third suspect has been identified and charged regarding a security officer impersonation that led to a woman’s door being kicked in at an apartment complex.

According to Memphis Police Department, 39-year-old Adam Burt posed as a Metro Security officer when he and two others kicked in the door of a woman’s home Oct.17 and pointed guns at her. Police say they then searched her apartment against her will.

Investigators say when the manager of Clearbrook Village Apartments was questioned about the incident, they were advised that the apartment’s security officer witnessed the assault but did not take part in it.

 

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