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Urban Renewal worker fined on fake cop charge

An employee with the Urban Renewal Program was yesterday fined for impersonating a policeman.

Marvin Curtis was one of four men who went to the Colony Club at St. Alban’s Drive on July 27, claiming they were in search of two suspects.

However, the security guard at the motel assumed they were impostors and called the police because they arrived in a red Toyota Passo, the prosecutor, Sergeant T. Gibson, told the court.

Curtis pleaded guilty to the charge of impersonating a police officer at his arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.

Curtis told the magistrate that he worked closely with police officers in Urban Renewal and wore a “blue uniform” as part of his duties.

Asked what he did at Urban Renewal, Curtis said that he fed the children.

McKinney asked, “How do you conflate or associate that with working with the police?”

Curtis claimed that he worked closely with a superintendent and provided him with tips.

In fact, he claimed he was at the motel to gather intelligence for the superintendent with whom he worked.

McKinney fined Curtis $500 or six months in prison.

His co-accused Anwar Munroe, John Clarke and Michael Gardiner return to court on August 21 for trial.

They were remanded to prison and advised of the right to seek bail in the Supreme Court.

 

 

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.
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