Fired auxiliary cop arrested for impersonation of police www.privateofficer.com
Guttenberg NJ Aug 17 2011 A North Bergen man recently fired as a New York auxiliary police officer has been charged with impersonating a cop in Guttenberg, authorities said.
Guttenberg police say Brian Dorador, 27, has been driving around town in a black Dodge Charger and had a police car light to pull over drivers, Capt. Magenheimer said today.
Dorador was charged with impersonating a police officer, weapons possession, unlawful possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of a police badge. He is free after posting $50,000 bail. He is also charged in New York with impersonating a cop, Magenheimer said.
“Our major concern is that he has been pulling people over” said Sergeant Juan Barrera.
Police said that Dorador was equipped with police lights, a Guttenberg PD gun holster and as well as a fraudulent police badge.
Barrera said Dorador was fired in March from his New York police job, citing only some criminal activity that is still under investigation.
Guttenberg police initiated the investigation on August 3 after Dorador was pulled over and identified himself as a New York City police officer and showed cops a “gold family card,” Barrera said.
Guttenberg cops called NYPD officials, who said Dorador was no longer employed by them, Barrera said.
Officers obtained a search warrant for Dorador’s home as well as his car. Dorador was spotted yesterday in his car, was pulled over by police and was arrested that day.
When asked why Dorador might impersonate a police office, Magenheimer said, “he’s just a wanna-be.”
Anyone who has been pulled over or has any information regarding Brian Dorador should contact the Guttenberg police by calling 201-868-2315 ext. 28.