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Man indicted for impersonating police officer

By Linda Looney-Bond

lbond@news-daily.com

A man, who is reportedly a former Atlanta Police officer, has been indicted by a Clayton County grand jury for allegedly impersonating a police officer during a traffic stop.

Isaac Green, Jr., 38, was indicted Wednesday on charges of impersonating an officer, no proof of insurance, operation of an unregistered vehicle, and defective equipment, according to a Clayton County Superior Court indictment.

A Clayton County Police officer stopped Green on Hyde Court at Paladin Drive, in Jonesboro, on Sept. 2, for driving with an expired tag, and "no brake lights," according to a warrantless arrest affidavit filed in Clayton County Magistrate Court by the Clayton County Police Department.

"The offender immediately stated, 'I'm a police officer for A.P.D.,'" the Clayton officer wrote in the court document. Green showed the officer an Atlanta Police identification card and an Atlanta Police badge, according to court records.

"Atlanta Police Department was notified, and they advised that the offender was fired in 2003," the Clayton officer stated in the affidavit. The conversation and traffic stop were recorded, the officer stated.

Green was transported to the Clayton County Jail. He was granted bond in the amount of $22,000 on Sept. 3, court records state. He bonded out of the jail on Sept. 9, according to jail officials.

Green is represented by public defender, Kevin Schumaker, according to the Clayton Judicial Circuit Public Defender's office. An assistant to Schumaker said Thursday that, "as a rule," the public defender's office does not make statements on cases.

Atlanta Police spokesperson, Sgt. Lisa Keys, could not be reached for comment Thursday.