Spike in law enforcement impersonations reported

KBI investigates 10 reports of impersonator questioning whether travel is "essential" or asks for workplace documentation. Kansas doesn't require papers proving you are allowed to leave home.

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State News

April 13, 2020 - 9:36 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a spike in people impersonating law enforcement officers in Kansas.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Friday that it has identified about 10 reports of suspected law enforcement impersonations in the past several weeks in multiple counties. There have no reports of injuries or thefts.

The KBI says that the impersonator often questions whether the driver’s travel is “essential,” or asks for workplace documentation. The Kansas stay-at-home order doesn’t require people to carry a letter, identification card, or other paper proving they are allowed to leave their home.

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