Man accused of impersonating police officer charged in second case
1:02 PM, Apr 16, 2018
2:53 PM, Apr 16, 2018
DETROIT - A River Rouge man was charged Monday in connection with a second case of impersonating a police officer.
The new charges stem from a 2016 incident. Prosecutors said Blake Purvis was impersonating a police officer when he pulled over two men who were working with a Detroit Police Department community patrol group. When the men indicated that they would radio for a marked police car, Purvis fled the scene, said prosecutors.
Purvis also was charged earlier this month after a woman said a man driving a vehicle with police-type decals tried to stop her in March on a Detroit freeway.
A May 14 pretrial date was set for both cases.
Purvis' attorney Jack Kramer says "there are many allegations that have been made, many of which are not true."