Updated: May 28, 2020
DENTON, TX, March 30, 2020 – On March 30, 2020, at approximately 12:07 p.m., Denton police officers were dispatched to reports of an aggravated assault call. The caller, who was a construction worker, reported he had been assaulted by a man whom he believed to be a Denton police officer.
The caller was trying to perform his job duties by closing parts of southbound Fort Worth Drive when a truck pulled up, and the driver flashed a gun and Denton PD badge at him. The male suspect allegedly stated he was a Denton police officer and could go wherever he wanted.
Officers were able to track down the suspect vehicle based on the caller’s description, and they located the suspect. The suspect was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Impersonating a Public Servant. He was booked into the City of Denton Jail.
The Denton Police Department takes the impersonation of a law enforcement officer very seriously. The suspect is a family member of a Denton reserve law enforcement officer and used the reserve officer’s credentials to commit this offense. As a result, this case is being approached both criminally and administratively by our department.
Contact: Allison Beckwith, (940) 349-8558, DentonPD.MediaRelations@cityofdenton.com